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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


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

 

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
‘Feat of Clay’

 

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair,
Victoria Baths, October 2021

 

The Handmade Winter Christmas Fair
Chorlton Manchester November 2021

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe.  24th January-19th March, 2022 
'Connecting Crafts' 
 

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