Phil Rogers

Artist Statement

“I am not a potter attempting to make social or political statement. Rather, I am trying with the best of my ability to provide an audience with work that has beauty, grace and function while, at the same time, furthering a tradition that I am happy and comfortable to be a part of. The challenge for me is to find my own way along a narrow path, to seek creatively that variation and nuance that distinguish my pots from the work of another.

Technique is important…skills enable the vision to become reality. However, that innermost intuitive expression which is contained in the heart is more valuable to the potter than the fundamentals of hand. Technique can be the enemy of spontaneity…there should always be evident a sense of adventure. I endeavour always to leave a personal signature…to imbue my work with an indefinable quality that speaks of me as an artist. That is my role as contemporary maker.”

-- Phil Rogers

Selected Public Collections:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pamona. CA. USA

Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento. USA

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Hitomi Museum, Shiga, Japan

Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gyeonggi, South Korea

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

Musée Ariana, International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland

Museum of Ceramic Art, Mashiko, Japan

Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Mino, Japan

Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ

Newport Museum of Art, Newport, Wales, UK

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Schein-Joseph Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Smith College Museum of Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada