Philip Found

Phil Found born and grew up in South London, now working at Kings College as an Anaesthetist. Initially developed fossicking interest for used drug ampoules and Sussex and Sydney beach debris before graduating to Queensland opals and Thames debris, which became a bit of an obsession for a while.

Intrigued how Thames beach items sorted and deposited in ‘seams’ according to their density, the tidal currents and the physical geography of the river. Fascinated by variety and the story each of these artefacts might tell. Clay pipes, Roman earthenware, mobile phones and tea stirrers.

Makes boxed arrangements of these found objects and has exhibited at University College London, Museum of London Archaeology. Inspired by Mark Dion and the Thames Discovery Programme community archaeology project.

To contact Phil: phil.found@hotmail.com

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