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Wayne Bates

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION 

1965 BA, Art, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee  

1970 MFA, Ceramics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1965-1968 Public School Teacher, Missouri and Georgia 

1970-1978 Professor, Ceramics, and Co-chair of Crafts Department, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

1970-1978 Ceramics Consultant, Moravian Tile Works, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 

1978–present Studio Potter 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Wayne Bates is best known for functional wheel thrown porcelain bowls, plates, platters, and vases, fired in mid-range oxidation. The pots are sprayed or brushed with engobes, then carved in patterns reflecting simple geometry.  

Bates’ work is influences by Mibre Indian pottery.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, California 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Bates, Wayne. “The Process,” Ceramics Monthly 45, no.3 (March 1997). 

Sasso, Sandy Miller. “Wayne Bates,” Ceramics Monthly 45, no. 3 (March 1997).  

 

Website(s):

www.waynebates.com

Artist's Studio: Blood River Studio

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

Full name signature and date on base of pot. 

Wayne Bates, year, spiral
Wayne Bates, year, spiral
1996
Platter
Date: 1996
Form: Platter
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, gift of American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
1996
Photo: TMP

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 2, 2021. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/bates-1