Most of my work is wheel thrown although a proportion is press moulded. I now have three kilns. The latest addition is a three chambered wood kiln which incorporates a small Anagama firebox and a salt chamber. There are two showrooms at the pottery where a range of pieces can be seen from Guinomi and Yunomi up to large bottles sometimes 25 inches tall. The wood kiln is taking up much of my attention right now.
Work generally available from:
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham
Sylvester Fine Art. London
Thackeray Gallery, Kensington, London.
Contemporary Ceramics, London
Fountain Fine Art, Cardiff
St Ives Gallery (John Bedding) St Ives.
Leach Pottery. St Ives.
Brook Street Pottery. Hay on Wye
Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, Japan
As indicated above work is also available from his pottery showrooms at Marston Pottery.
Available for lectures, demonstrations and workshops within the UK and Overseas
Sylvester Fine Art : Passionate About Pots
May 08, 2018 to June 08, 2018
Open Studio Phil Rogers : Summer Sale Weekend - Phil Rogers and Hajeong Lee
May 26, 2018 to May 27, 2018
The pots are glazed at 1300deg. C., There is a gas fired salt kiln, an oil fired reduction kiln and the three chamber wood fired kiln.
The glazes make use of local materials, particularly wood-ash, but also using local stone dusts and clays. The salt glaze takes advantage of a technique discovered in the 15th Century, using common salt, which produces a hard and durable glaze with a rich and sensuous surface.
1951 Born in Newport, Gwent, 28 May.
1969-70 Newport College of Art
1970-73 Swansea College of Art, Swansea College of Education (S.A.T.D. University of Wales)
1973-74 Teacher of Art, Cambridgeshire
1974-77 Part-time lecturer in ceramics, Huntingdon Technical College
1978 Moved back to Wales to open first workshop in Rhayader making oxidised stoneware
1981 Built gas-fired kiln. First reduction fired pots
1982 Research Grant - Arts Council of Wales
1983 Residency, Aberaeron Comprehensive School
1984 Moved to Cefn Faes Farm and converted stone cowhouse into the pottery, and stables into the kiln house. Built a 75cu.ft. oil-fired down draft kiln with the help of an Arts Council of Wales Grant.
1985 Elected a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, Adjudicator, National Eisteddfod of Wales.
1986 Elected to Council of the C.P.A.
1990 Elected Vice Chair of the C.P.A.
1991 Elected a full member of Contemporary Applied Arts
1992-93,95 Accepted to show at the Fletcher Challenge Award Exhibition - New Zealand
1991-95 Chair of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain
1994 Appointed to the Craft Board, Arts Council of Wales
1998 Built new 45cu.ft. kiln for saltglaze
1999 Elected a member of the International Academy of Ceramics; Selected for Westerwald Prize Exhibition, Germany; Appointed Director of the International Potters Festival; Trustee of the Craft Potters Charitable Trust
Member of the Crafts Council Selected Index
Elected a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.
2000 Guest on H.T.V. ‘Art Talks’ chat show. Further workshops in the U.S.A. Featured on H.T.V.’s ‘High Performance’ Arts programme.
Purchase Award - Orton Cone Box Show, Kansas City. USA.
2001 Has work selected for the World Ceramic Bienalle, Seoul, S. Korea.
Completes new book 'SALT GLAZING' for publication in 2002.
2002 Orton Cone Box Show, Kansas USA
‘Salzbrand’ Exhibition, Hohr Grentzhausen, Germany
2003 Toured Korea and Japan.
2004 Guest demonstrator at the National Functional Workshop, Wooster, Ohio. USA
Judge for the Orton Cone Box show. Kansas, USA.
Re elected to the council of management of the Craft Potters
Association of Great Britain.
Completes three-chambered wood fired Kiln.
First potter elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy.
Presents a workshop in Bavaria for Kalkspatz.
Featured In TV documentary ‘Creative Roads’ for HTV
2005 Presents two workshops in the USA in January.
Third one-person show at the Pucker Gallery in Boston. USA.
Guest presenter at the Kelowna Clay Festival. British Columbia,
Contributes to ‘The Firing’ a programme for BBC radio 4
Awarded ACW grant.
One-person show at Goldmark Gallery, Leicestershire.
Presenting two further workshops in the USA in November.
2007 ‘Phil Rogers – potter’ published in the USA
‘Creative Wales Award’ from the Arts Council of Wales.
Vice Chair of the CPA for the second time – previously Chair.
Lecturing, Workshops and Overseas Visits:
1985-99 - Annual Series of Summer Schools for Potters commenced to continue each year until 1999. ( Note: No more Summer Schools for the foreseeable future)
1986 - Lecturer on B.A. & M.A. courses at North Staffordshire University
1988-90 - Organised series of major exhibitions around the UK for the C.P.A.
1993 & 1995 - Visited Ethiopia to carry out feasibility study for 'Project Ploughshare' to set up a women's pottery project in Gondar, with follow up in 1995.
1993 - USA lecture and demonstration tour and Overseas Guest Exhibitor at Le Chaineau, St. Amand, France
1995 - USA Workshop tour of Dallas, Houston and Washington, and attended opening of CPA in Athens exhibition , with lecture on 'The History of British Pottery'
1996 - Cape Town, South Africa - One-week workshop for Township residents on behalf of the British Council and demonstrated at Maltese Potters Annual Festival
1997 - Judged ceramics competition at Royal Dublin Society (and 1998/99); three months teaching salt-glazing and kiln-building at Chungnam University, Taejon, South Korea ( British Council, Seoul)
1998 - Canada & USA lecture tour, September ( Vancouver, Seattle and Hood College, Maryland); Guest demonstrator Israeli Potters Symposium, Tel Hai, Israel.
1999 - Guest demonstrator, International Potters Festival, Aberystwyth; USA workshop & lectures, including building salt- glazing kiln
2000 - Guest on HTV Art Talk chat show; USA workshop tour
2000 - Workshop tour of the U.S.A.; Purchase Award, Orton Cone Box Show, Kansas, USA
2001 - Panelist at NCECA in Charlotte, USA; Shows at the World Ceramic Biennale and I.A.C. Exhibitions, S. Korea; Demonstrator at the Craft Potters Association of Ireland Annual Ceramic Festival; Workshops in the USA
2002 - Orton Cone Box Show, Kansas USA; 'Salzbrand' Exhibition, Hohr Grentzhausen, Germany
2003 - Toured Korea and Japan.
2004 - Guest demonstrator at the National Functional workshop, Wooster, Ohio. USA; Judge for the Orton Cone Box show. Kansas, USA; Re elected to the council of management of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain; Completes two-chambered wood fired Kiln; First potter elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy; Presents a workshop in Bavaria for Kalkspatz; Featured In TV documentary 'Creative Roads' for HTV
2005 - Will present two workshops in the USA in January; Third one-person show at the Pucker Gallery in Boston, USA; Guest presenter at the Kelowna Clay Festival. British Columbia, Canada; Contributes to 'The Firing' a programme for BBC radio 4; Awarded ACW grant; One-person show at Goldmark Gallery, Leicestershire; Presenting two further workshops in the USA in November.
I have also lectured and demonstrated at all the major potters associations in the UK including London, Scottish and Northern Potters Associations.
1986&98 Prize winner National Eistedfodd of Wales Craft Competition
1987 Awarded Crafts Council Grant for promotional material
1998 Awarded scholarship in June by the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation to build Korean wood-fired climbing kiln, returning to commission it
2000 Research Grant - Arts Council of Wales
2000 Purchase Award - Orton Cone Box Show. Kansas City. USA.
2007 Creative Wales Award for research into wood firing.
1996 - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1997 - Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne,Dorset
1997 - Tho Art Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1998 - Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Notts. - Celebrating 20 years as a potter
1999 - Bettles Gallery, Hampshire
2000 - Pucker Gallery Boston, Mass. USA; Harlequin Gallery, London; Alpha House,Dorset
2003 - Pucker Gallery, Boston. USA.
2004 - Candover Gallery, Arlesford.
2005 - Pucker Gallery Boston. USA
2005 - Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham.
2006 - Pucker Gallery, Boston. USA
2006 - Museum of Ceramic Art, Mashiko, Japan,
2006 - Gallery St Ives. Tokyo, Japan.
2006 - ‘COLLECT’ Victoria and Albert Museum.
2006 - Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hampshire.
2006 - Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich, London.
2007 - Pucker Gallery, Boston, USA.
2007 - Candover Gallery, Arlesford, Hampshire
2007 - The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester.
2007 - Ceramic Art London
2008 - Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham
2014 - Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham
2015 - Schaller Gallery MI USA
2017 - Goldmark Gallery Uppingham
1996 - 20th Anniversary Show, New Ashgate Gallery;
1996 - 'Ash Glazes' Rufford Craft Centre;
1996 - Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Eden;
1996 - Hilde Holstein Keramik Galerie, Bremen, Germany;
1996 - 'Contemporary British Saltglaze', Princesshof Museum, Leeuwarden, Holland
1997 - Alpha House Gallery;
1997 - 'Saltglaze', The City Gallery, Leicester;
1997 - 'Tobu'Department Store, Tokyo;
1997 - 'Transformations' Curated by Ralph Turner, Oriel, Cardiff
1998 - '40 years of the CPA', Rufford Craft Centre;
1998 - Joanna Bird Gallery, Chiswick
1999 - 'Europaische Keramik '99', Westerwald, Germany;
1999 - 'British Studio Pottery', Paul Rice Gallery, London;
1999 - 'Objects of the Fire', Buckinghamshire Museum, Aylesbury;
1999 - Pyramid Gallery, York;
1999 - 'Classics VII Contemporary British Ceramics, Kortrijk, Belgium
2001 - World Ceramics Biennale. South Korea. and International Academy Exhibition at WOCEK S.Korea.
2005 - 'The Chawan' Toured Belgium.
2006 - 'Table Manners' Crafts Council.
2006 - Phil Rogers and Mike Dodd, Bettles Gallery, Ringwood
2007 - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2007 - Angela Mellor gallery, Ely, Cambs.
2007 - Albany Gallery Cardiff.
2007 - The Pot, The Vessel and the Object. Touring. CPA.
2007 - PA at Fifty. Gallery at Bevere.
Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ USA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, ENGLAND
Minneapolis Museum of Art. Minneapolis, MN. USA
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, WALES
City Museum. Stoke On Trent, ENGLAND
Keramik Museum, Grentzhausen, GERMANY
University of Wales, Aberystwyth, WALES
Buckinghamshire Museum, Aylesbury, ENGLAND
Princessehof Museum, Leewarden, NEDERLANDS
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA USA
Birmingham City Museum. ENGLAND.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH USA
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA USA
Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, ENGLAND
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI USA
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia. CANADA
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC USA
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ USA
Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery, Aberdeen, England
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. England
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM USA
Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA USA
York Museum, (Bill Ismay Collection), York, ENGLAND
Sackler Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA
World Ceramic Center, Icheon, S. KOREA
The Schein-Joseph Museum at Alfred University. NY USA.
Pinakothek der Moderne. Munchen. GERMANY.
Collection - Adolf Egner. Frechen. Koln. GERMANY
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI USA
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Leicester City Museum, Leicester, ENGLAND.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, ENGLAND
Swansea City Museum, Glynn Vivien Art gallery, Swansea, WALES.
Jan van Houte Collection. Institut Pieter Brueghel, Veghel, NEDERLANDS
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA USA
Keramik Museum. Hohr Grentzhausen. GERMANY
Essex Peabody Museum, Harvard. Boston USA.
Ceridigion, Powys and Monmouthshire County Councils, WALES.
Weisman Art Museum. Minneapolis, MN. USA
1992 - 'Ash Glazes' Published by A&C Black, London (Reprinted 1996)- New Edition planned for 2002.
1994 - Video Filmed and released by Invision Films
1995 - 'Throwing Pots' Published by A&C Black.
1996 - Woodfire Kiln, Ceramic Review; Ian Gregory, Essay Ceramic Series, Aberyswyth
1997 - Ash Glazes, Spanish National Ceramics Magazine
1998 - 'A Festival in Wales' Ceramic Technical Australia
1999 - 'Ash Glazes' Robert Tichane, A review, Ceramic review
2002 - 'Salt Glazing' A&C Black August 2002.
2003 - 'Salt Glazing' A&C Black
2003 - The second edition of 'Ash Glazes'
2007 - 'Phil Rogers - Potter', more information on this book can be found here
2013 - Phil Rogers 'A Portfolio'
Two Potters. Phil Rogers and Mo Jupp.
Video production by INVISION FILMS. 1994.
UK Festival of European Ceramics. Video. 1992.
‘Art Talks’ with Mal Pope. HTV. 2002
‘Creative Roads’. A documentary film made for HTV Television. 2004 (prod. Gwenda Richards)
‘ The Firing’ For BBC Radio 4 2005
2008 'A Passion for Pots'. Film by Charles Maplestone for the Goldmark Gallery.
2014 'Drawing in the Air' Film made by Goldmark Gallery.
A selection of documentary and instructional videos available on youtube.