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8332 State Route 121 South
Murray, KY 42071
270 436 5610


Professional Experience
Working in my studio, making sgraffito decorated bowls, platters and vases.
Haystack Mountain School for Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, ceramics teacher.
Philadelphia College of Art, ceramics teacher, co-chairman of Crafts Department.
Moravian Tile Works, ceramic consultant, tile reproduction program.
Project Radius, Atlanta, Georgia, summer enrichment program in art.
University of Georgia, summer school ceramics instructor.
Haystack Mountain School for Crafts, summer kiln supervisor.
Public School Teacher, in speech and art, Missouri and Georgia.
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, M.F.A. degree in Ceramics.
Union University, Jackson, TN B.A. degree in Art.
Jackson High School, Jackson, TN.
Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Department of the Arts, Kentucky Arts Council,
Frankfort, KY.
Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort Kentucky; Governors Awards In The Arts; Twelve bowls for the awards.
Kentucky State Chamber of Commerce, Frankfort, Kentucky, wall installation, nine extra large platters.
Flower Works,  Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea,  Berea KY, June 9 - September 17
Handbuilt, Kentucky Clay Artisans, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea,
February 10 - June 4.
The Best Of Kentucky, Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY, March 3 June 23.
  From The Earth, University Of Kentucky Museum Of Art, Lexington KY, March 13-21.
Blue Grass Clay National, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, November 4 to December 30.
Thrown Together, Wayne Bates, Nate Brown and Craig Rhodes; Maiden Alley Cinema Gallery, November and December 2003
Wayne Bates, Looking For The Light: Sgraffito On Porcelain, Keystone College, La Plume Pennsylvania, September 8 to October 13.
  Bottled Spirits, Kentucky Art And Craft Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky, August 17 to October 26.
The Regionalists, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Kentucky, April 29 to June 10.
Clay In Kentucky, Works by Kentucky Studio Ceramists, Tower Cerlan Gallery, Sept. 6, to Oct. 7, Lexington, KY.
Symposium In Clay, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Oct. 29 to Dec. 26, Owensboro, KY.
Fifteen Years On Main Street:Kentucky Crafts, July 21, September 4, l999. Show to travel.
On The Surface: An Exhibition of Painterly Clay, Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, Ohio.
  The Regionalists, Owensboro Museum Of Art, Owensboro, KY
PLATTERS, Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation, Jan. 17, March 1, Louisville, KY.
Ceramics Kentucky 1995, Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation, Louisville, KY
Transitions '95, Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, show traveled for a year, Louisville, KY.
200 Years of Kentucky Craft:A Bicentennial Celebration, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation,Owensboro, KY.
Earth Bound, Elizabethtown Community College, Elizabethtown, KY.
Functional Ceramics, The Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH.
Designs For The Tabletop, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
PLATTERS, The Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation Gallery, Louisville, KY.
One Man Show, The Clay Pot, Brooklyn, NY.
OXIDATION:rediscovered, Studio San Guiseppe, The College of Mount St. Joseph,
Mount St. Joesphs, OH.
Bourbon Ball, KY. Art & Craft Foundation, Louisville, KY.
Functional Ceramics l989, Wayne Center For The Arts, Wooster, OH.
Art On The Table: Crafts Designed For Use, The Society For Art In Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA.
The Regionalists, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY.
Designers of New Judaica, B'nai B'rith Klutznick Museum, Washington, D.C.
Jackson Purchase Invitational, Clara Eagle Gallery, Murray, KY
Crafts Alliance Invitational, Crafts Alliance, St. Louis, MO.
The Art of Ceramics, Paducah Art Guild, Paducah, KY.
Invitational '87, Artisans Gallery Ltd., Great Neck, NY.
Tea for 200, Incorporated Gallery, New York, NY.
Liberties With Liberty, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Two Person Show, Crafts Alliance, St. Louis, MO.
One Person Show, Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, KY.
One Person Show, Swan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
N.C.E.C.A. Conference Show, St. Louis Botanical Gardens Invitational, St. Louis, MO.
Paducah Art Guild Show, Paducah, KY.
Kentucky Artists, Group Show, Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, KY.
Color in Clay, Hanson Galleries, Houston, TX.
Annual Ceramics Invitational, Weber State College, New Jersey.
S.E.C.C.A. Crafts Invitational, S.E.C.C.A. Center, Winston Salem, N C.
ONE MAN SHOW, The Private Collection, Cincinnati, OH.
Washington Craft Show, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Kentucky Revisited: 1983, Kentucky State Capitol, Frankfort, KY.
Group Show, DBR Gallery, Cleveland, OH.
Pattern Exhibition, American Crafts Museum, New York, NY.
Craft Invitational, S.E.C.C.A. Center, Winston Salem, N C
Production Lines, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
New Work:Wayne L. Bates, Sign of the Swan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
One Person Show, Appalachian Fireside Gallery, Berea, KY
Two Person Show, Incorporated Gallery, New York, NY. 
For the Table Top, American Crafts Museum, New York, NY.
Eight States Annual: Crafts, J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY.
Wayne Bates, Recent Sgraffito Work, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA.
Homage to Josiah Wedgwood, Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Bates, Daley, Reinhardt, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Contemporary Crafts 1977, Marian Locks and Helen Drutt Galleries, Philadelphia, PA.
The Philadelphia Craft Show, Memorial Hall,Philadelphia PA.
American Crafts 1977, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
One Hundred Artists Commemorate Two Hundred Years, Fairtree Gallery, for Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY
Soup Tureens: 1976, Campbell Museum, Camden, NJ.
Exhibition of Liturgical Arts, Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia PA.
Craftsmen 1973, P.C.P.C. Invitational, Philadelphia Civic Center,Philadelphia, PA.
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