Phillips' etchings prior to the 1940s are unknown, but she did displayed etchings at the Monday Club of Prescott in 1938. Her first dated etching that I have seen is 1946. She continued to print etchings until at least 1958. She had her own press and it is presumed that she produced all of her etchings.
She spent a great deal of effort in producing and printing the plates and it does not appear to be common for two prints from a plate to be the same. She used mostly zinc plates with some copper and one example of magnesium alloy.
It is significant that her early art, at least as indicated by her sketch books, is mostly human figures while her later work, as shown by her etchings and paintings, rarely has people present.
Etching, "Lake in Granite Dells," 1952. There is a sketch of the boats in her notebook.
Claire Dooner Phillips