Phil Rogers was born in South Wales in 1951. In 1977 he returned to Wales after four years teaching art and ceramics in England to open his own pottery at Rhayader.
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. He has recently made appearances on Harlech Television.
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; The Museum of Ceramic Art in Mashiko Japan; the Boston Museum of Fine Art USA; and the Keramic Museum, Hohr Grentzhauzen, Germany.
"Technique is important... skills enable the vision to become reality. However, that innermost intuitive expression which is contained in the heart is more valuable to the potter than the fundamentals of hand. Technique can be the enemy of spontaneity... there should always be evident a sense of adventure. I endeavour always to leave a personal signature, to imbue my work with an indefinable quality that speaks of me as an artist. That is my role as contemporary maker." - Phil Rogers