Wheel thrown functional stoneware. Clean lines and simple in form, vibrant blues, stripes and part glazed wood fired pots, all designed to be used and loved!
My work is functional stoneware ranging from mugs to large one off pieces. Pots are thrown on the wheel and high fired. I aim to give my pots a minimalist feel with clean lines and the criteria that form follows function. Throwing lines are emphasised whilst my vibrant blues and curled handles are trademarks.
My recent work includes a striped range and my newfound love, woodfired pots. These reflect the flames onto the pot, with the top of each piece glazed in a pale chun glaze. I also enjoy making one off exhibition pieces.
Work generally available from:
Broughton Crafts, Stockbridge
Frivoli Gallery, 7A Devonshire Road, Chiswick W4 2EU
Coastal Gallery, Lymington, 4 Southampton Road, Lymington
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Hampshire Art& Craft CIC, Romsey
Mary Maggs Contemporary Arts and Crafts, Broadway, Worcestershire
Work can also be seen at Vinegar Hill Pottery.
Runs residential pottery courses including Throwing and Raku firing. There are a range of courses for 2013 - see below.
All of Dave's work is stoneware, thrown on the wheel and fired at 1250°C in an electric kiln or 1290 in his woodfired kiln making the pots durable and usable in the kitchen.
None of Dave's work is decorated as his desire for simple form is echoed in his striking harefurs glazes. He wants people to appreciate the glaze itself rather than a pattern on the pot.
Throughout his pots the throwing lines are emphasised. This and the handles have become one of Dave's trademarks
David Rogers is originally from Lymington in the New Forest. He studied for his foundation diploma at Salisbury College of Art and graduated in ceramics from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham. Having worked at week-ends as a thrower at Wrecclesham Pottery, he set up his own studio pottery and joined Hampshire Contemporary Artists co-operative in 1997. In 2000 he moved to Bristol where he joined and ran his floor at Jamaica Street Art Studios, before setting up and running his own work spaces, The Botany Studios, Bristol in 2002. Throughout this time he was working working and making a living as a full time potter, by exhibiting at shows and galleries around the country.
In January 2007 he moved back to the New Forest where he is now running his own pottery, Vinegar Hill Pottery.
Recent shows have included , the Contemporary Craft Fair (Bovey Tracey), Art in Action, Hatfield Art in Clay, Hampshire Artists Open Studios, British Crafts Village, Winchester Christmas Market, Bettles "Winter Bleu" Ringwood, and NewAshgate Gallery: Contemporary Winter Craft and fine Art Exhibition, and he also has work in various galleries around the country.
Nov/Dec 2005 CR216: Ceramic Review Article “Making it after College”