• Courses and Workshops – 2017

• 10 Week Pottery Classes at Adrian Bates Ceramics:
Monday mornings 9:30am - 12noon

Classes with Adrian at his well-equipped studio in Bowbridge Lane, Stroud. Small, informal sessions. Beginners and those with experience welcome. It's a rolling programme of classes, so you can join when you like – just contact for details and to join.
£190pp including materials and firing.

• Porcelain Tealights and Lanterns – Nov 19th Very popular workshop using my simple slab-building method. Participants can experiment with different textures and patterns to expore the wonderful translucent qualities of porcelain clay. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. Small and friendly workshop – just contact for details and to reserve a place. 10am - 4pm.
£85pp including lunch, materials and firing.

• Garden Ceramics and Outdoor Sculpture Shows – 2017

• The Affordable Garden Art Exhibition – April 27th - June 11th

Showborough House, Twyning, Gloucestershire GL20 6DN
Featuring sculptures by about 80 exhibitors. All sculptures will be for sale and priced at under £4000, most being under £1000 and some under £100. Exhibitors only contribute minimal commission to cover the direct costs of the exhibition so prices are competitive and artists benefit. Most sculptors come from Gloucestershire and surrounding counties but a few from much further away. Thursdays-Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:30am - 4pm.

• Rodborough Hidden Gardens Sculpture Exhibition – June 10th & 11th

Various locations around Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire
The third Hidden Gardens & Sculpture event in Rodborough will take place on 10th & 11th June 2017. Gardens will open 10am - 4pm each day. Set to draw local garden enthusiasts and art lovers to Rodborough, the event showcases well-known national and local sculptors teamed with the area’s talented resident gardeners.

• Ceramics Shows – 2017

• Potfest Scotland – June 9th - 11th

Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
For 21 years Potters and Ceramic artists have been gathering in the Perth area. This year the show is, once again, in the beautiful grounds of Scone Palace. One not to be missed… See www.potfest.co.uk.

• Potfest in the Park – July 29th - 31st

Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria
One hundred of Europe's best Potters and Ceramic artists gather in the beautiful grounds of Hutton in the Forest… See www.potfest.co.uk.

• Art In Clay – August 18th - 20th

Hatfield House, Herts
Europe's largest ceramics show, now in its 23rd year and host to the best makers in ceramics. See www.artinclay.co.uk.

• Past events


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

University of Bristol, Botanic Garden, Hollybush Lane, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 IJB
Easter 2017 will be our sixth year and for the past two years the number of visitors has topped 3000. We usually have about 12 to 14 professional artists working in various media. Some artists stay for all or part of the time , whilst others choose to simply display their work in the garden.

April 30

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


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