Rogers Phil

Born Newport, South Wales 1951-2020

Phil Rogers’ pots are hand thrown on the potter’s wheel, about half salt-glazed and half reduction-fired stoneware and are intended for use in the home.

Technical information

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 wood ash, 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.