A Journey - Twenty-seven Years of the Work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane (American Woodturner, October 2015)
Roger's article about the life and work of Irish woodturner Emmet Kane, whose major retrospective 'A Journey...' is on display at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, until early 2016.
Improvisations on the Theme of an Irish Wall (American Woodturner, June 2014)
Roger's account of the week in June 2013, when twenty-two Irish and international wood artists worked feverishly to create a wood sculpture inspired by Irish dry stone walls.
This extraordinary collaborative project, directed by Terry Martin, took place at Glenn Lucas's Woodturning Centre in Co. Carlow.
(See also this youtube video of the event)
Grainne Watts (Ceramics Ireland, 2012 Issue 29 )
Essay by Roger about the prize-winning Irish ceramist, Grainne Watts, creator of beautiful bowls and vessels and of deliciously impish fish and animal sculptures.
Liam Flynn (Make Believe, 2016)
Roger's essay about the renowned Irish woodturner Liam Flynn: written for the catalogue of his monumental 2011 retrospective exhibition, curated by Eleanor Flegg, in the Hunt Museum, Limerick
Bowl (Make Believe, 2014)
Essay by Roger about a holm oak bowl which he discovered languishing in a charity shop. This piece is a tribute to the artistic sensibility and skill of its maker, Ciarán Forbes.
Originally written for a special edition of the RTE radio programme Sunday Miscellany, in association with ‘The Year of Craft 2011', it was recorded in the Watergate Theatre as part of the official programme of Kilkenny Arts Festival 2011; the programme was broadcast on 28 August 2011.
The print version was published in the online craft publication Make Believe in 2014.