When Phyllis Lipman joined the studio in 2003, she was not only immediately hooked by the studio and it’s members, but she also enlivened the space with her grace, talent, good humour, and beauty. Phyllis was one the most expressive sculptors I have encountered, who possessed an innate talent for sculpture. She mined her her own life to create works with a vigour that was enviable at any age. Phyllis was an inspiring woman, who infused everything with her zeal for life. Even after her diagnosis Phyllis chose to host a party for the studio members which sadly was the last of the many occasions we enjoyed in her company. She shall be dearly missed.