Roger was born in Gainesville, GA in 1957. He started making pottery in the late eighties and studied traditional techniques with Michael Crocker of Lula, Georgia.
He then spent four years apprenticing with Bobby Ferguson. Both men are well known Georgia folk potters. In June of 1995 Roger began working full time on his own and continues to do so today.
Roger is well known for both his unusual glazes and the variety of shapes and types of vessels he creates. He often adds six or seven layers of glaze to achieve a spotted, mottled, multi-colored surface. He forms local, red Georgia clay into face jugs, face pitchers, spider pitchers, fish sculptures, tea pots, jugs and vases as well as works that hang on the wall.