The Chicken Farm Art Center was founded in 1971 and is the home of the StarKeeper Gallery.
Roger Allen Pottery is a functioning production pottery studio. All of our pieces are thrown on the potter's wheel, airbrushed, and hand-painted*. After two kiln firings our pottery is food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. All designs are original Roger Allen concepts made only through our studio.
*Since all of our pieces are wheel thrown or handmade there are some slight variations in size and shape as well as occasional differences in colors and patterns.
About The Artist - Roger Allen:
Texas born and educated, Roger earned his degree in Art Education at Texas Tech in 1966. He began his career as a high fire stoneware potter and art teacher in the 60's and 70's. He taught art in the San Angelo public schools while establishing the Art Center. Since 1977, the Art Center and his own work have received his full attention. Roger's focus changed to bronze casting and sculpture during the 80's but returned to clay in the 90's, and the StarKeeper story was born. Roger is knowledgeable in many areas of art techniques and spends much time sharing with others. He remains committed to education by offering a diverse program of special interests for the children - creators of the future - and an array of programs for all ages. But, the Old Chicken Farm Art Center may well be Roger Allen's biggest and finest work of art.