Lorraine Bates British potter inspired by the English Arts and Crafts period. Lorraine helps in our Clay Creation Zone during the show.
Her work followed traditional Black Country techniques of hand metal working combined with ceramics akin to the Arts and crafts era. She makes using both stoneware and porcelain clay, they are thrown, hand-built or slip cast to make both decorative and functional pieces with unique glaze decoration.
Lorraine studied 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 and Joanna Costantinidis.
Spending eight years in The Potteries, Stoke on Trent at Pottery Crafts, she then setup studio alongisde her family’s firm of pewterers in Woodsetton.
She regularly exhibits work and is a member and previously chair of The Midlands Potters Association (MPA).