Adrian Potter

Adrian Potter is one of Australia’s leading wood artists and studio furniture maker / designer destined for international recognition. Bungendore Wood Works was honoured to host his exhibition Water (2008) that had been travelling regional areas of Australia with the support of Arts South Australia.

Adrian is an articulate passionate man who speaks about his work and the issues that motivated him to create with clarity and eloquence. Potter trained originally as a mechanical engineer working for many years with a company manufacturing windscreen wipers. Inspiration generated by reading a number of James Krenor's books particularly A Cabinetmaker's Notebook led him to leave engineering for a place in the Wood Working Workshop at the Canberra School of Art.

He trained with the late George Ingham a man with whom he developed a strong bond describing Ingham's work as having a level and quality to which he could respond. Following this he spent two years at the Jam Factory in Adelaide as an associate designer in the furniture workshop before setting up his own studio eight years ago.


Hard Rock Maple, Black Walnut, Marine Ply backing

Photo: Grant Hancock

1100Dia x 80D mm
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