Lorraine makes a living by creating useful pots!

 

‘’Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.’’ John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

 

Established 1986

Lorraine Bates - Woodsetton Art Pottery

Lorraine Bates’s work at Woodsetton Art Pottery is rooted in the traditional Black Country techniques of hand metal working with echoes from the ceramics of the Arts and crafts era. The stoneware and porcelain clays are formed using techniques of throwing, hand- building and casting to make pieces with a use, whilst the long kiln firings ensure that each glaze effect is unique.

 

Lorraine trained at Bath Academy of Art, studying under, John Colbeck, Eduardo Paolozzi, John Ford, Les Sharpe, Jill Radford, Elizabeth Frayling, and visiting lecturers John Leach, Michael Casson, Andrew McGarva, Felicity Aylieff, Sasha Wardell, Joanna Costantinidis.

 

She spent 8 years working in The Potteries in Stoke on Trent before setting up a studio alongside her family's firm of pewterers in Woodsetton.

 

She regularly exhibits work and is a past chairperson of The Midlands Potters Association.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

Centre Gallery, London.

 

Houses of Parliament, London

 

R.B.S.A. Gallery, Birmingham

 

Gladstone Museum, Stoke

 

Victoria & Albert Museum Shop alongside “Art Nouveau 1819-1914” 2000

 

Harrogate Design

 

The NEC Spring and Autumn Fairs Birmingham

 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

 

Steam Gallery, Beer

 

Red House Glass Cone, Wordsley

 

Pots At The Hall, Himley Hall, Dudley

 

The National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire

 

Woodbridge Gallery, Moseley,

 

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

 

Atrium Gallery, Milton Keynes

 

Barewall Gallery, Burslem

 

The Spectacle Works, Birmingham

 

The Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge

 

Potfest, Bakewell

 

Creative Cohesive, Wolverhampton

 

Kelmscott Manor, The Home of William Morris, Oxfordshire.

 

“Potfest” Cumbria 2014/15

 

Worcester Museum and Art Gallery

RECENT WORKSHOPS & LECTURING

 

Birmingham Museum & Art gallery (ongoing to present day)

 

Winterbourne House & Botanic Garden, Birmingham.

 

Visiting lecturer Wolverhampton, Dudley, and Walsall Colleges

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

3D Gallery, Bristol

 

Haymakers Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

 

Winterbourne  House & Botanic Garden

 

Number 8 Gallery, Pershore

 

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

 

Middleport Pottery, Burslem, Stoke