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Handmade, wheel thrown ceramics Carol Rogerson, Manchester based potter. Embossed printed and reduction fired stoneware and porcelain ceramics

Handmade, wheel thrown ceramics Carol Rogerson, Manchester based potter. Embossed printed and reduction fired stoneware and porcelain ceramics

Handmade, wheel thrown ceramics Carol Rogerson, Manchester based potter. Embossed printed and reduction fired stoneware and porcelain ceramics

Manchester based and Lancashire raised, northern architecture and landscape inspire my work, a potent mix of both the industrial and the contemporary. My pieces are created using red stoneware and embossed with a self-developed printing technique, allowing me to create my unique designs. Traditional wheel thrown forms combine with the printed clay to produce the final pieces, with rich, natural colours achieved through gas reduction firing. 

Recently, I have been inspired to create more functional pieces, an inevitable outcome of an industrial muse. Curiosity leads me to develop new shapes, glazes and combinations, adding either statement or subtle ornament to everyday wares. 

 

A graphic designer by trade, after 12 years in the live event industry it was time for a change. Ceramics had always been a passion. In 1998 it came to the fore. I was accepted at UWE Bristol and for 5 years studied my craft under Mo Jupp, Nick Homeky, Walter Keeler and the lovely Turrels. What followed was a First in Ceramics, leading to several commissions, the launch of a co-operative shop with fellow students and eventually a move back to the North, to Stoke-on-Trent for my Masters in Ceramics. 

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Qualifications & Awards

HND, Graphic Design, Blackpool University

Ceramics BA, First Class Honours, UWE Bristol

Clifford Moss Memorial Prize, Bristol

Ceramics MA, Staffordshire University

Commissions:
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
- A series of typographical enamel panels

Lloyds TSB, London IT Department
-7 mixed media projects

Publication
The Art Teachers Guide to Water Based Screen Printing
By David Fortune

Exhibitions
The Museum of South East Asian Arts, Bath
‘The Fire Rises Twice’

 

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Feat of Clay’

Exhibitions 2021-2022

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair,
Victoria Baths, Manchester

October 2021
 

The Handmade Winter Christmas Fair
Chorlton, Manchester

November 2021

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe. 
'Connecting Crafts' 

24th January-19th March, 2022 

 

Potfest-in the Pens
Penrith
3rd-4th June 2022

 

Ceramics in Wales
Bodrhyddan Hall

11th - 12th June 2022

 

Ceramics in Southwell
Nottingham

28th August 2022

 

Only Clay
CPA Stand Kelham Island, Sheffield

24-25th September 2022 

 

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, 
Victoria Baths, Manchester

14th - 16th October 2022