WOODSETTON ART POTTERY
Lorraine makes a living by creating useful pots!
‘’Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.’’ John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
Lorraine Bates trained at Bath Academy of Art, studying under many of today's foremost potters and experts in their fields. She regularly exhibits work and is a past chairperson of The Midlands Potters Association.
This website showcases some of her work for leading museums and exhibitions, so most of the pieces shown are one-off examples. If you would like to commission a piece, although no two pieces are exactly alike, you can see examples of the type of work she does in the Gallery. Or visit the Giftware Shop page for pieces you can buy online.
Lorraine is currently working with BBC's "Get Creative" team in conjunction with the creators of "Great Pottery Throw Down" and The Crafts Council "Hey Clay" campaign running open days and pottery courses throughout the year. You can find further details of pottery classes and availability here, and you can purchase a Gift Voucher for a one day pottery course here.
Check out our 5 star reviews on CraftCourses.com!
"A fabulous one day workshop experience! Lorraine is a wonderful teacher and the class size was perfect too. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is new to the craft or has experience." - Marjolein, September 2018
"Oh boy, does Lorraine know her stuff! Never having thrown a pot & through a hands on approach, Lorraine patiently navigates you through each stage. She generously imparts her knowledge & experience, & her passion for pottery is infectious." - Ann, April 2018
"I came for professional development and was blown away by Lorraine’s knowledge and skill in wheel thrown pottery. She has an incredible way of teaching in a very simple way to all abilities. Even the complete beginners on the course created amazing pots." - Alison, March 2018
"Fantastic day with Lorraine. Her passion, teaching techniques and knowledge of the history of pottery was great and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. We would recommend this course and will no doubt return to practice our newly learned skills." - Sara & John
"This day was totally brilliant! I had no experience of ceramics and pottery before going however, I felt like a champion by the time I left. I would recommend this day without reservation." - Liz, October 2017
"I treated my sister in law to this pottery day for her birthday , we had the best time ! We learnt so much in one day we definitely have the bug and are looking to book again." - Sally & Rebecca, September 2017