Angela Rogers, a self-taught, highly motivated studio potter and clay instructor, creates her wonderful work out of her Moulton, Texas studio. As an extension of her love for art, she began her ceramic career in 1992. Building on a background of artwork in pen and ink, oil painting, and photography, she has moved into the world of vitrified clay with a fresh eye for life.Her childhood, as an Army brat, gave her a taste of the art world as she spent much of her childhood in Europe. Observing the wonders of castles and nobles of Germany, she developed an eye for the character in everyone around her. Color and pattern and form stimulated a desire to draw continuously. After returning to her native Texas, she further developed her ability to capture the essence of the form.
Her early training at Central Texas College, and with such artists as Della Carlson, a Texas based oil painter, and various other creative art teachers has given her the basis for her current work. Angela consumes numerous volumes of books and texts which have given her a vast working knowledge of clay, clay making, glaze chemistry and glaze making, decoration, and firing techniques. She also has developed a new love for instructing others in this area. Every aspect of the ceramics world brings her great joy and excitement.
What began as a desire to create sculpted pieces of utilitarian art for the kitchen and home has evolved into allowing her clay experimentation to become a new canvas for her art. With pencil and sketch book always in hand, she captures the world around her for use as a subject for the pieces she makes. When not at work, she spends a great deal to time drawing in a digital format which ultimately becomes greeting cards. Not only is the art fun to see, the story behind the picture is even more fun to hear. Whether it is hand-built ceramic pieces or thrown creations from her potter’s wheel, the imagination is the driving force with the work of Angela Rogers.
Angela currently resides in Austin, Texas with her husband of over 34 years, Scott Crumley. Her studio is located in Moulton, Texas at their little cottage. Her enduring love for animals often ends up as animal focal points in most of her work. She has been an instructor at Clayways Pottery and from time to time at the New Art Texas, Bill Worrell art camps.