Brendan Adams

Born and raised in Auckland, in 1961, Brendan has been working with clay full-time since 1987. He has a diploma in Fine Arts from Otago Polytechnic(1983), where he majored in painting.
Brendan has amassed a large following of clientele who appreciate his fine New Zealand ceramics and creative and unusual sculpture. More recently his contemporary sculpture has seen him combine other materials with the ceramics such as steel, brass, aluminium and wood. His work has been exhibited throughout the country in major competitions and exhibitions where he has won several awards, and is represented in the Auckland Museum, James Wallace and regional collections. Brendan has taught Sculpture and Design at Unitec and at the Auckland Studio Potters Society. He hashad additional experience working as a assistant stage manager and sculptural advisor for Inside Out Productions from 1995-2006 on various productions.
Brendan teaches at the Auckland Studio Potter Society. He has also been a lecturer at Unitec

Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award 1989 to 1994
Auckland Studio Potter Exhibition 1988 to 2008
Norsewear Award 1988 to 1998
New Zealand Potters Exhibition 1990 to 1995
Easter Show Pottery Award1992 to 2000 (merit award in two years)
5 x 5 Group Show Lopdell House (Titrangi) 1992
Group exhibition at Galerie Krempl at Baldhamer Germany 1994
Albany Village Pottery Group Teapot Exhibition 1996
Lopdell House Mug Show, 1996 (merit award)
West Harbour Art Society Ceramics Award 1995 2nd Prize 1996 Merit Award
Artexpo Ceramic and Glass Award 1995 1996 Merit Award
Art by the Sea - “Circus of the Absurb” Exhibition Merit Award 1997
Manukau City Sculpture and Vessel Exhibition-First Prize 1998
Manukau City Sculpture and Vessel Exhibition-Guest Exhibitor 2002
Sculpture Onshore 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
Art Out There - Ellerslie Garden Show 2003, 2004, 2006
Anderson Park Art Gallery Annual Spring Exhition of Art -Guest Exhibitor 2004
The Portage Ceramic Awards - Finalist 2004-8
Mirangi Bay Public Sculpture Competition Finalist 2005
Annual Wallace Art Award - Finalist 2005, 2007
Judge and Guest Exhibitor at Auckland Studio Potters Annual Exhibition 2006
Solo Shows -
1990 Fire and Form (Hamilton)
1991 Pots of Ponsonby (Auckland)
1993 Masterworks Gallery (Auckland)
2004,6,7 Art by the Sea Joint Exhibition
2005, 2008,2010 Art by the Sea (Auckland)


Works by this Artist