Phil Rogers was born in Newport, S. Wales in 1951. He attended Newport and Swansea Colleges of Art and then, after graduating, spent almost 5 years as a teacher of art and pottery in secondary schools. In 1977 he moved to Rhayader in Mid Wales and opened his first workshop.
In 1984 a move to Lower Cefnfaes, a fifteenth century farmhouse and buildings, about ½ mile outside Rhayader gave him the space he needed to expand the pottery and to build a variety of large kilns.
A past Chair and council member of the Craft Potters Association Phil has served as a trustee on the Adopt a Potter Foundation and the Craft Potters Charitable Trust. Currently he is working with the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge cataloguing and annotating the recently bequeathed Dr John Shakeshaft collection.
Phil Rogers has written respected books on ash glazes, throwing techniques and salt glazing. He has conducted workshops and lectured all over the world most notably in South Korea, Canada, S. Africa and the USA. In 1992 and 1995 he worked for Project Ploughshare to create a pottery for women in Ethiopia. Phil’s work is held in the permanent collections of more than 50 museums worldwide including, amongst others, the Victoria and Albert, The National Museum of Wales, The Museum of Ceramic Art in Mashiko and the Boston Museum of Fine Art.