About Me

meet paul rogers

My name is Paul Antony Rogers, born 1965. I am a hobby potter – Born and bred in Newport, South Wales. I work in the steel industry, where I’ve been since way back of leaving school. I’m married and have two adult off spring. I dabbled a little in bonsai but noticed the pots. After failed attempts to teach myself how to make basic pot forms – I sort help from Brenda Vanderberg, who runs “The Pottery Shed” in Bristol.

https://www.facebook.com/potterybristol.co.uk From the first session I was hooked, her passion came over straight away and knowledge base is that deep, even though I’ve been a student since early 2017 to present day. I’ve not scratched the surface of her ceramic wealth. With a thirst for more, I signed up for membership at the Cardiff Pottery Work, https://www.facebook.com/cardiffpotteryworkshops/ Where Kelly Campbell took me under her wing and mentored me. She taught me wheel skills beyond the norm, which I use to make the crackle style today. She has awesome knack of making you believe in yourself and that anything is possible. I now have the foundations to make outstanding pieces of bonsai ceramic art. Going forward I will continue to push my skills and professional development for people to enjoy.

Paul Roger

How do i make pots

preparing clay

first step involves kneading clay making it sloppier and wwetter

designing pots

design process starts by  centering clay on wheels 

placing pots to dry

After making pots , the slighly wet pots are put to dry for 1-2 days

bisque fire and glazing

In the final step pots are put to bisque fire and glazing is added.

my artistic work