Phil Rogers was born in South Wales in 1951. In 1977 he returned to Wales after four years of teaching art and ceramics in England to open his own pottery at Rhayader. The move to his current location, Cefn Faes Farm, came seven years later in 1984. He built a 65 cu ft oil-fired downdraft kiln for the reduction firing of stoneware, and a year later a 40 cu ft kiln for salt glazing.
Phil's specialities are salt glaze and reduced stoneware. He uses local minerals and wood ash for his glazes. He has travelled the world giving demonstrations, lectures and workshops, and is a popular author on ceramics.
His work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum; the National Museum of Wales; Newport Museum; Buckinghamshire Museum; the City Museum, Stoke-on-Trent; the Princesshof Museum, Netherlands; and the Keramic Museum, Hohr Grentzhauzen, Germany. Phil is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association, and served four consecutive terms as chairman from 1991 to 1994.
Phil is one of the finest and most sought after potters working in the UK today.
On his website, Phil has some of his own great work for sale as well as some fantastic pieces by the Hamada family and Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Phil is probably the leading UK authority on the work of Shoji Hamada and regularly visits Japan.
PR1: Salt glazed bottle
PR2: Salt glazed bottle
PR3: Korean shaped bottle with wax resist decoration.
PR4: bottle with white slip decoration
PR5: Shino Glaze.
PR12: Wax resist design
PR16: Hakame, iron brush pattern. (unmarked but
purchased from Phil at Rhayader)
PR21: Jug, nuka slip
PR26: Large bottle
PR27 & 28: Yunomi and guinomi - these were purchased separately but make a lovely pair.
PR31: large lidded pot
Buncheong style pot
Bottle: Wax resist