Phil Rogers

Potter Phil Rogers, seen here relaxing after a successful wood-firing, very sadly died  on 22nd December 2020; he was 69. 

In 2006, CM flew out to Japan to film Phil Rogers working with Ken Matsuzaki on a major wood-fired kiln burn, which went on around the clock for seven days. We later filmed him doing his own wood-firing in his rural studio at Lower Cefnfaes near Rhayader, Wales (above). Phil was a delight to work with; a consummate craftsman, funny, articulate and a passionate advocate of craft pottery. 

You can watch Phil Rogers working in Japan and Wales on the Malachite DVD ‘A Passion for Pots’ available from Goldmarkart.

There is a Guardian obituary of Phil Rogers here.

Whilst in Japan, Phil was keen to learn about more than pottery: