• Courses and Workshops – 2017

• 10 Week Pottery Classes at Adrian Bates Ceramics:
Monday mornings 9:30am - 12noon
Thursday evenings 7pm - 9:30pm
Classes with Adrian at his well-equipped studio in Bowbridge Lane, Stroud. Small, informal sessions. Beginners and those with experience welcome. Just contact for details and to join.
£190pp including materials and firing. ONLY A FEW PLACES REMAINING

• Pottery Classes at New Brewery Arts:
Friday mornings, Friday afternoons
Classes with Adrian at the New Brewery Arts complex in Cirencester. The morning session is aimed at those with more experience and the afternoon session is for beginners/intermediate level students. Just contact New Brewery Arts for details and to join. SOLD OUT

• Porcelain Tealights and Lanterns – Sunday 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.

• Ceramics & Outdoor Sculpture shows – 2017

• 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

2017

• 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

2016

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

2015

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
Stroud

Select Showcase Craft Fair – October 23rd-25th
Cheltenham

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

Solo:Solar
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

2014

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
Manchester

July 25-27

Potfest-in-the-Park
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

2013

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

Potfest-in-the-Pens
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