Welcome to Brendan Adams Design and badams Front Room Gallery Website

I will be updating this website regulary with news of what exhibition are on in our Front Room and new pieces Brendan has got out of the kiln.
Click here if you would like to go to the old website where photo’s of our previous work will be kept as an archive.

Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa commission Brendan to make these awards that they give out to celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking. The awards are open to all - private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations or individuals.

“Salted” an Exhibition by Renton & Rosie Murray

Our next exhibition in badams Front Room Gallery is Renton and Rosie Murray.
Come along and celebrate one of Auckland’s top ceramic duos! Opening on 27th August. Click here to see more.

Kiwis in Gulgong

Brendan was lucky to be part of a team of six New Zealand potters who were invited to be special guest artists at the Clay Gulgong conference this year.

Trophies in the Suitcase show

Brendan’s contribution to the suitcase show that was on in Gulgong and now in the Mansfield Gallery in Sydney. For more info click here.

52 Teapot Project

Brendan has set himself a challenge to make one teapot a week, with the idea of having an exhibition in November for them. You can check out here the progress he is making.

Melissa McMahon

Melissa is currently sharing space in our studio. Brendan got to know Melissa when he was teaching up at Unitec. For more info click here.

Melissa McMahon

Directly inspired by the nebulous space between manufacture of crafted objects and studio craft practice, Melissa McMahon’s objects are often influenced by fragments of emotions and experiences. The contents of her grandmother’s china cabinet created childhood memories of Jasperware and luster and it was these mass produced objects which led her to ceramics. She uses clay to process these fragments and memories into contemporary pieces which allow her to explore and promote notions of craft.After many years spent working in the fashion industry, fate and serendipity aligned, allowing her to complete a degree in Contemporary Craft at Unitec. Melissa’s work has been selected as Boards Choice in the Eden Arts Art Schools award at The Gus Fisher Gallery in 2015, and was recognized with a Highly Commended Award in the ECC Student Craft and Design Awards at The Dowse the same year.Since graduating, her work has been included in two group shows at The Vivian Gallery in Matakana, with a significant number of pieces now included in private collections. Currently she is being mentored by Brendan Adams working from his studio.

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