Makers Tales


James Randolph Rogers began his work with historic wallpapers as a conservation assistant working for a studio based in south-west England. He spent two years conserving, restoring and recreating historic wallpapers for palaces and stately homes across the country.

After gaining the necessary skills to authentically reproduce historic wallpapers, James relocated to New York to live and pursue his dream of creating his own hand-printed wallpaper collection. It was in a small apartment in Queens that he spent five years obsessively carving pear wood wallpaper blocks and printing samples in distemper paints.

James now happily lives and works in the Cotswolds where he continues to develop new wallpaper reproductions to add to his collection. He prints and hangs his wallpapers on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as recreating wallpapers from found fragments.

James uses an oar print press to create his unique wallpapers which are always printed on individual sheets of paper, not rolls, thus reflecting the traditional methods of manufacturing wallpapers prior to 1830 and known as Domino papers.