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David Rogers

Vinegar Hill Pottery
David Rogers crafts beautiful kitchen and tableware with its own unique character. His work is functional stoneware ranging from mugs to casserole dishes and cheeseboards. It is thrown on the potters wheel and very high fired making the pots durable and usable in the kitchen. His rich glazes are deep, textural and beautiful in their own right. He aims to give his pots a minimalist feel with clean lines and the criteria that form follows function. Throwing lines are emphasised and where the glaze peels away a continuous swirl is formed. This, his vibrant blues and the handles have become trademarks.

David 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 and making a living as a full time potter. In January 2007 he moved back to the New Forest where he is now running his own pottery and gallery, Vinegar Hill Pottery. From here Dave and his wife Lucy run pottery courses and a boutique B&B.  Dave shows his work in galleries and craft shops locally and around the country, as well as exhibiting at craft fairs such as Art in Clay, Hatfield and The Contemporary Craft Fair Bovey Tracey and working on commissions, wedding lists and one off pieces. He is currently building a wood fired kiln – so watch this space!

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