16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

View and buy sculpture by Adrian Bates at The Biscuit Factory, a Newcastle art gallery. Image shows a black ceramic sculpture which curves like thick ribbon doubling back on itself to create something resembling an infinity symbol.

Adrian Bates

Adrian’s vessels are thrown and built from black and white stoneware clays. Some are simply glazed to emphasise the form, others are unglazed. The glazed forms are biscuit fired to 9700C, then glazed and high fired to 12600C. The unglazed are once-fired to 12000C.

Adrian is largely self-taught although he attended various pottery classes and short courses with (amongst others) John Stroomer at Solway Ceramics Centre near Carlisle, who he found to be an inspirational and generous teacher. He previously worked as a graphic designer and craft teacher, but pottery is his real passion and in 2011 decided to become a full time professional maker.