Phil Rogers’ interest in the art of pottery began while he was a student in Wales. Largely self-taught, he was determined to pursue the craft further and after five years of teaching art and pottery in England he eventually moved to the small, Welsh town of Rhayader, where he opened his first pottery studio and shop in 1978. Rogers has since had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and has works represented in over fifty museums and public collections. He is a fellow and past Chair of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, a full member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics. In addition, he has written five books: Ash Glazes (1992), Throwing Pots (1995), Salt Glazing (2002), and Phil Rogers: Potter (2007), Phil Rogers: A Portfolio ( 2012) and is a popular lecturer and teacher in workshops around the world.