Philip studied at Camberwell School of Art in the late 1960's. Much of his early career has been spent working as an architectural, interior and funiture designer. Philip now spends much of his time on hands-on work creating individual furniture pieces and small-scale contemporary sculpture, including an ongoing exploration of the vessel form, cast in solid bronze.
Philip Hearsey contemporary sculptures are influenced by the urban environment. He is also powerfully driven and inspired by natural forms and the British Landscape - and most notably the immensely strong sense of place where he lives and works, which is on the edge of England where it is interwoven and blurred with the welsh borders.
Philip Hearsey's collection of independent bronze bowls and vessels has arisen from an interest in sand-casting. These are deliberately simple and are principally focused around the manipulation of circles and spherical segments and utilise both polished and patinated surface finishes.
Philip exhibits his works widely. His contemporary sculptures are held in many corporate and private art collections in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Sinapore, Saudi Arabia, France, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy and Greece.