Artist: Phil Rogers
Phil Rogers, UNITED KINGDOM
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Phil has been a potter for 42 years and apart from making pots has written a
number of books on various aspects of ceramics. He has exhibited in galleries
around the world and his work has found homes in over 50 museum
collections in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Korea, Germany and
Holland including the V&A in London, National Museum of Wales, Boston
Museum of Fine Art, the Museums of Contemporary Ceramics in Mino and
Mashiko, Japan, Minneapolis Museum of Art. Weisman Art Museum.
Minneapolis, USA, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Fitzwilliam Museum,
Cambridge, Winnipeg Art Gallery. Manitoba, Canada, International Museum
of Folk Art, Santa Fe, and the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, N Carolina.
Phil has been a fellow and past Chair of the Craft Potters Association,
previously a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and of the
Royal Cambrian Academy.
‘ASH GLAZES’ was published first in 1999 and subsequently reprinted 3
times with a new edition. ‘SALT GLAZING’ was published in 2002 and
‘THROWING POTS’ in 2003 with a new edition in 2006. There have been a
number of awards including the ACW major CREATIVE WALES AWARD.
Most recently he won the International Vasefinder competition in the United
States and was voted Maker of the Year in 2011.
In 2007 ‘PHIL ROGERS- potter’ was published in the USA and a film by
Charles Mapleston ‘Passion for Pots’ was released in 2008 by the Goldmark
Gallery in the UK. A new book….PHIL ROGERS…A Portfolio was published
in May 2012 by the Goldmark Gallery. The latest film is a 30-minute
documentary entitled ‘DRAWING IN THE AIR’ which was made to coincide
with a major exhibition at the Goldmark Gallery in 2014 and is available as a
disc from the Goldmark Gallery or to watch on Youtube.
Phil Rogers has had more than 50 one person exhibitions
in countries as far apart as UK, USA, Belgium, Japan and South Korea
including more recently:
Goldmark Gallery. Uppingham. 2017
Schaller Gallery. MI. USA 2015, 2017
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham. 2014
‘Chawan’ Gallery St Ives, Tokyo. 2013
The Leach Pottery, St Ives. 2013
Pucker Gallery, Boston. 2013
Pucker Gallery, Boston. 2011
Brook Street Gallery, Hay on Wye 2011
Pucker Gallery, Boston. 2009
Goldmark Gallery, Rutland. 2008
St Ives Ceramics, St Ives, England. 2008
Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Mashiko, Japan. 2007
Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, Japan. 2007
Pucker Gallery, Boston, USA 2006
Goldmark Gallery, Rutland, England 2005.
Pucker Gallery, Boston, USA 2005.
Candover Gallery, Arlesford, England 2005
Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, England 2004.
Harlequin Gallery, London, England 2004
Contemporary Ceramics, London. 2003.
*This is not a full listing and also does not include numerous group shows as far apart as New York, Seattle,
Washington DC, Tokyo, Korea, Holland, France, Denmark.
Phil has conducted more than fifty workshops in the UK and USA for colleges, regional groups and
universities together with other overseas venues in S. Africa, Germany, including two international
workshops at the World Ceramics Centre in S. Korea. Addressed the World Ceramics Symposium in
Icheon, S. Korea in May 2009 with a paper regarding the environmental issues involved in Salt Glazing.
Built and initiated a pottery for 25 single women with children in Gondar, Ethiopia in 1993. Led a
workshop for township women in Capetown, S. Africa 1995.
Phil Rogers has work represented in more than 50 permanent collections in museums worldwide including
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, ` ENGLAND
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, WALES
Museum of Modern Ceramics. Mashiko JAPAN
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 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
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, ENGLAND.
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA USA
Keramik Museum. Hohr Grentzhausen. GERMANY
Essex Peabody Museum, Harvard. Boston USA.
Princessehof Museum, Leewarden, NEDERLANDS
World Ceramic Center, Icheon, S. KOREA
Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, ENGLAND
Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke. ENGLAND
Museum of Modern Ceramics. Mino, JAPAN
Crocker Museum of Art. Santa Fe, USA
Washington and Lee University. USA
Peabody Essex Museum, Boston. USA
City of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection. WALES.
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art. Haifa, ISRAEL.
Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge. ENGLAND.
Minneapolis Museum of Art. Minneapolis. USA
Weisman Museum of Art. USA
My work has been included in many books and articles by various authors. My own written work is as follows
but space doesn’t allow a full list. I have written numerous essays for international magazines such as
CERAMICS MONTHLY, CERAMIC REVIEW, CERAMICS ART AND PERCEPTION and various exhibition
catalogues in the USA, United Kingdom and Japan..
‘Ash Glazes’ by Phil Rogers published by A&C Black. 1992. Reprinted 1996.
‘Ash Glazes’, 2nd Revised Edition published 2003.
‘Throwing Pots’ by Phil Rogers published by A&C Black. 1995. Reprinted 2000, 2001, 2005
‘Salt Glazing’ by Phil Rogers published by A&C Black. 2002.
‘Phil Rogers – Potter’ published in the USA May 2007. USA.
Phil Rogers – a portfolio. published by Goldmark 2012
Creative Wales Award 2007.
Wingate Scholarship 2000
Vasefinder International First Prize. 2011
Craft and Design Gold award and ‘Maker of the Year’ 2011.
Craft and Design Gold medal for Ceramics 2013
Various other awards including the Crafts Council and the Arts Council of Wales.
FILM and TV
‘Two Potters’. Phil Rogers and Mo Jupp. Video production by INVISION FILMS. 1994.
UK Festival of European Ceramics. Video. 1992.
‘Art Talks’ chat show with Mal Pope. HTV. 2002
‘Creative Roads’. A documentary film made for HTV Television. 2004 (prod. Gwenda Richards)
‘The Firing’ with Emmanuel Cooper for BBC Radio 4
‘Phil Rogers – A Passion for Pots.’ A 1 hour film by Charles Maplestone
(Malachite Films) for the Goldmark Gallery. 2 DVD boxed set.
‘Drawing in the Air’. A new 40 minute documentary by Alex Wright for Goldmark Films. 2014
TRUSTEESHIPS AND COMMITTEES
Formally, Chair, Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.
Former trustee for the Crafts Potters Charitable Trust.
Trustee for ‘Adopt a Potter’ Charitable Trust.
Previously a Director of the International Festival of Ceramics. Aberystwyth.
Formally, a Board member of the Crafts Board of the Arts Council of Wales.