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.
How do i make pots
first step involves kneading clay making it sloppier and wwetter
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.