Mary Rogers

Born 1929, Derbyshire, England

Mary Rogers worked for several years as a graphic designer and calligrapher before establishing her ceramics studio near Loughborough. Much of her early work was inspired by nature, and was comprised of handbuilt coiled stoneware pots. From the 1960s onwards, she began producing small pinched porcelain bowls fashioned after leaves, twigs, flowers, and other natural forms. These had an ethereal and luminous quality, and were lighter and more sculptural than much of the heavier stoneware that was popular in the 1970s. She moved her studio to Cornwall later in career, and retired from making in the early 1990s, having produced a body of ceramics which has been admired and collected by museums and collectors alike.

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1945-1947   Studied part time at Watford School of Art, Watford
1947-1949   St Martin’s School of Art, London, Calligraphy
1960-1964   Loughborough School of Art, Loughborough, part time Ceramics
1960-1987   Sets up workshop at Loughborough, Leicestershire
1987-1991   Workshop near Falmouth, Cornwall

Mary Roger has work in the following public collections:

Crafts Council, London
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Boymans Van Beuningen Stichting Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Keramion Frechen, Frechen, Germany
Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Vestlandske Kundindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne City Art Gallery, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

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