Shows & Exhibitions – 2019

• Bristol Botanic Gardens Easter Sculture Show – April 19th - April 22nd

The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JG.

• Rodborough Hidden Gardens Sculpture Show – Sunday June 9th

Stroud, Gloucestershire.
See Open Gardens.

• Creating Spaces at Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury – April 1st – May 31st

Details to follow.
See Cotswold Sculptors Association.

• SIT Select Trail Open Studios @ The Clay Loft – May 11th & 12th, May 18th & 19th

Details to follow.
See SIT Select Trail Open Studios.

Classes & Workshops – 2019

Pottery Classes at The Clay Loft
Since April 2018 I have been teaching pottery for all abilities from The Clay Loft, an extremely well rescourced, and extensive makers' space. There is a comprehensive range of equipment, lots of natural light (and artificial for those late evenings!) and the opportunity, once you've found your feet with me, to become a member with access the space whever you wish. Currently there are classes on Wednesday evenings, Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings. See The Clay Loft for details.

Porcelain Drinking Vessel Workshop – Saturday March 9th
Make your own porcelain drinking vessel at this 2 hour taster workshop. See Made By Hand Cheltenham.

Make Your Own Ceramic Planter One-day Workshop – Saturday May 18th
Make your own ceramic planter. One-day workshop offering the chance to develop your slab-building skills. No experience necessary, but if you have some you can explore and devlop your own ideas with expert input from Adrian. See The Clay Loft.

• Past events


• Winter Sculpture Exhibition @ RHS Garden Rosemoor – Nov 19th 2017-Feb 19th 2018

• Make your own Ceramic Planter: 2 hour workshop at Made By Hand, Cheltenham – March 10th

• Make your own Ceramic Planter: 1 day workshop at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum – April 6th


• Bristol University Art & Sculpture Easter Festival – April 14th - 16th

University of Bristol, Botanic Garden, Hollybush Lane, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 IJB

• 1-day Workshop: Slump Moulds & Slip Decoration – April 30
ABC Studio, Bowbridge Lane, Stroud

• The Affordable Garden Art Exhibition – April 27th - June 11th
Showborough House, Twyning, Gloucestershire GL20 6DN

• Potfest Scotland – June 9th-11th
Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland

• Rodborough Hidden Gardens Sculpture Exhibition – June 10th & 11th.
Various locations around Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire

• Potfest in the Park – July 29th - 31st. Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

• Art In Clay – August 18th - 20th. Hatfield House, Herts

• Porcelain Tealights and Lanterns – Sunday Nov 3rd Cheltenham.

• Maker of the Month @ Potters, Bristol – Oct 16th-Nov 30th

Potters, 9 Perry Road, Bristol BS1 5BQ

• Winter Sculpture Exhibition @ RHS Garden Rosemoor

Great Torrington, Devon – Nov 19 2017-Feb 19, 2018

• Chapel Arts Christmas Exhibition

Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Near St James Square, Cheltenham – Dec 13th-23rd


Winter Sculpture Exhibition at RHS Garden Rosemoor – Nov 19 2016 - Feb 19th 2017
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Gt Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH

1-day Workshop: Handbuilding – Exploring Organic Forms – October 16th
ABC Studio, Bowbridge Lane, Stroud

Art in Clay Hatfield – August 19th-21st
Hatfield House, Herts

Countryfile Live! – August 4th-7th
Blenheim Palace,

Potfest in the Park – July 29th-31st
Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

SIT Open Studios – May 7th/8th, 14th/15th
ABC studio, Bowbridge Lane

Guest Demonstrator at West Forest Potters Association – Febuary 10th


Open Studio and Year-end Sale – December 5th/6th
Adrian Bates Ceramics, 39 Bowbridge Lane, Stroud GL5 2JN

Translucent Porcelain Tealights & Lanterns – December 4th
Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen 'Craft Skills Workshop'. Handbuilding 1-day course
Foyle Learning Space at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT

Art in Clay Farnham – November 14th/15th
The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

Translucent Porcelain Tealights & Lanterns Sat Nov 7th Nov. – November 7th
Adrian Bates Ceramics studio. Handbuilding 1-day course. Stroud.

One-off Children's Pottery Classes at Adrian Bates Ceramics – October 27th & 29th

Select Showcase Craft Fair – October 23rd-25th

South Staffordshire Guild of Craftsmen & Friends Winter Show – October 17th/18th
Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Burslem, Stoke on Trent ST6 3PE

Sept 5-27

'Open Air' Sculpture at Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Sept 5-6

Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Festival
Cathedral Green, Salisbury, Wilts

July 24-26

Potfest in the Park
Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

July 16-19

Art In Action
Waterperry Gardens, Oxon

July 3-5

Art in Clay Hatfield
Hatfield House, Herts

June 12-14

Potfest Scotland
Scone Palace, Perth

May 23 - June 14

Tim Andrews' Gallery, Woodbury, Exeter, Devon

May 23-31

Contemporary Ceramics Show
St Michael's Church, Discoed

May 9 & 10, 16 & 17

SITselect Open Studios
Locations around the 5 valleys, including Adrian Bates Ceramics at 39 bowbridge lane, stroud

May 1 - Sept 1

Borde Hill Sculpture exhibition
Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath, West Sussex


Dec 6 & 13

Open Studio and Year-end Sale
Adrian Bates Ceramics, 39 Bowbridge Lane, Stroud GL5 2JN

Dec 5

Translucent Porcelain Tealights & Lanterns
Handbuilding 1-day course
Foyle Learning Space at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT

Nov 15-17

Art in Clay Farnham Pottery and Ceramics Festival
The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

Nov 1

Pottery Workshop to accompany 'Ahead of the Curve' exhibition
The Foyle Learning Space, Cheltenham

October 9-12

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

July 25-27

Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

May 17-18

Stroud Valleys Open Studios
Various venues throughout the Five Valleys, Stroud, Gloucestershire

May 9-11

Handmade in Britian – Spring Edition
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE

May 2-4

'Pottery – Earth & Fire' Handbuilding weekend course
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire

May 7 - 11

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Spring Show
Market House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire


Christmas Exhibition at The New School House
November 15th - December 21st (10-5 Tues-Sat)
The New School House Gallery,Peasholme Green, York
'Illuminating Winter – Porcelain pottery making' Handbuilding weekend course
November 29 - December 1
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Summer Show
August 15-18
The Beacon Hall, The Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire

Aug 2-4
Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith, Cumbria

'Pottery – Earth & Fire'
Handbuilding weekend course
July 13-14
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Potfest Scotland 2013
June 7-9
Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland

Fired Works 2013
May 9-11
Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Spring Show 2013
May 8 - 12
Market House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire