Phillip March Jones portrait by Melvin Way and Detail of Phillip's sketchbook


Left: Photo of Phillip March Jones by Melvin Way; right: detail of Phillip March Jones‘ sketchbook

“Everything I do starts in a small black book. I always have one in my pocket or bag. I make lists. I draw. I take down notes, memorable quotes, or random thoughts. Things seem to expand out of those pages.”—Phillip March Jones 

Phillip March Jones is an artist, writer, curator, photographer, and long-time Alabama Chanin friend and collaborator. He is the founder and creative director of Institute 193, a non-profit contemporary art space in Lexington, Kentucky, and of MARCH, a curatorial platform and gallery located in New York City that operates at the intersection of visual art and social justice.

Natalie and Phillip have known one another since 2005 when he was a student at Rural Studio, Auburn University’s School of Architecture design-build program. We believe that as an artist he sees beauty and relevance in things that most of us either overlook or choose to avoid and that he is inwardly driven to change the way the world thinks about these things. (Take his book Points of Departure as an example.) 

Brightly—our upcoming collaboration with Phillip—is six years in the making. We’re proud of the collection and to be supporting the good work of Institute 193

Learn more about Phillip through his writings for our Journal that showcase artists from the modern South.   

Institute 193 

Creative Process with Phillip 

Dear Mother 

Road to Dallas 

Pictures Take You Places 

Jessie Dunahoo and the Elaine de Kooning House 

Mose Tolliver 

Robert Tharsing 

Howard Finster’s Garden 

Making Pictures: Three for a Dime 

Mike Goodlett’s Home Studio 

Ben Sollee 

Lina Tharsing 

Lonnie Holley 

alabama chanin 21 years celebration

 @ Alabama Chanin  

Follow Natalie’s journey of twenty-one years of sustainable design here through Alabama Chanin’s 21 Years Celebration. 

@ The School of Making  

Look for January’s Swatch of the Month release and a new workshop arriving this week to our 2022 schedule.  

@ The Factory      

Plan your visit to view the Collection firsthand, work with our team, experience Alabama Chanin in-person, and learn more about our commitment to responsible production, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design.    


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