Phil Roger’s pots are hand-thrown on the potters wheel, about half salt-glazed and half reduction-fired stoneware and are intended for use in the home.
The pots are glazed at 1300 C, both kilns oil-fired to Cone 11-12. The most recent 70 cubic feet kiln is used mainly for salt-glazing and was built in 1998. The glazes make use of local materials, particularly woodash, but also using many local stone dusts and clays. The salt glaze takes advantage of a technique discovered in the 16th Century, using common salt, which produces a hard and durable glaze with a rich and sensuous surface.