William S. Rogers received many awards of recognition for excellence in
creativity and craftsmanship. In 1984, he was awarded an Individual Artist
Fellowship by the Tennessee Arts Commission in his home state of Tennessee
and, in 2002, was named a master craftsman in Virginia. In North Carolina, he
has been selected to participate in several artist residencies.

Living in Tennessee until the mid-1980s, Rogers moved to Virginia where he
operated William S. Rogers Metals, a design and fabrication forge. He was
one of eight master teachers selected from throughout the Commonwealth
by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to participate in a statewide
apprenticeship program.

Since 2005, William Rogers has been a resident of North Carolina where he
moved his studio to Cullowhee, a small community west of Asheville. As a
consultant, he planned and developed the blacksmithing studio for the Jackson
County Green Energy Park, adapting a natural gas forge to burn methane
recovered from a former landfill site.

For all inquiries, contact:
828 293 3777

1 thought on “About”

  1. Elizabeth Rogers Kelly said:

    What beautiful work! So glad to see this!

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