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Making | Phil Rogers Firing his Wood Kiln

First built in 2008, Rogers’ wood kiln now takes its place in his regular rotation of firings throughout the year, its occasional volatility and disobedient nature easily outweighed by the quality of work it produces.

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Profile | Jean-Nicolas Gérard: The Potter’s Potter

Jean-Nicolas Gérard has been working from his studio in the south of France for over 15 years now, producing loose, lively terre vernissée – the French term for slip-decorated earthenware – and enlivening the local Provençal traditions of slipware pottery.

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Profile | Phil Rogers: ‘Drawing in the Air’

Having taught himself to throw in the early 1970s, using Bernard Leach’s A Potter’s Book as his only guide, Phil Rogers has over the years established himself as one of the world’s leading studio potters.

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Making | Throwing Demonstration by Phil Rogers

Back in 2012 at the book launch for our ceramics publication Phil Rogers: A Portfolio, potter Phil Rogers presented an in-depth lecture on his life and work and gave a fascinating throwing demonstration in our gallery front room.

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Making | Glazing Pots in the Studio with Phil Rogers

Here we take a look at Phil Rogers working with glazes in his studio. We see Phil applying Nuka, Shino and Tenmoku glazes to bisque-fired chawans, yunomis and bottles and experimenting with new glaze recipes and the peculiar behaviours and qualities of each glaze.