Large Pot

porcelain, 70x40x40cm
Photographer, David Pauley


Scribble Pot

porcelain, 50x50x50cm
Photographer, Glenn Norwood


Stacking Pots

porcelain, 12x12x12cm
Photographer, Glenn Norwood



Wood Fired Jar, porcelain, 450x450mm,
Photographer, Ivan Scott


Dancers Version 2

Wood Fired Jar, porcelain, 450x450mm,
Photographer, Ivan Scott


Small Round Pots

Porcelain, 150x150mm,
Photographer, Nigel McDowell


Small Wood Fired Jar

Porcelain, 300x300mm,
Photographer, Ivan Scott


Adam Frew

Adam Frew produces hand-crafted porcelain vessels inspired by traditional eastern forms. The key to his process is spontaneity which he employs as a means of personal expression. Frew’s work aims to capture the exuberance of the act of throwing so that energy and movement are communicated in his vessels. This practice is complemented and enhanced by continuing experimentation with method, form and colour. Mark-making is an intuitive process for Frew; sometimes it relates to the form being made, or to the process of making it, and sometimes it is part of the realisation of a personal narrative.

Frew’s current collection includes his signature scribble pots and Dancers jars. All work is made from white porcelain, gas or wood fired in a reducing atmosphere.

Adam Frew graduated from the University of Ulster, Belfast in 2004 with a BA Hons in Fine and Applied Arts (Ceramics). He undertook an apprenticeship with the renowned ceramic artist Judy Makela from 2002-2003, and Lisa Hammond between 2002 and 2006.  He is currently artist-in-residence at the Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Co. Derry.


University of Ulster
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Mungyeong Ceramic Museum, South Korea
Department of foreign affairs Dublin
Department of foreign affairs Belgium
The Law Society of Northern Ireland
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Selected Awards

1st prize Ceramics, RDS Dublin
British Craft Trade Fair Award for Excellence
Creative Industries Innovation Fund


Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Solo Show, Harley Gallery, Nottingham
Adam Frew, Aberystwyth Arts Centre,Wales
Solo, Red Barn Gallery, Cumbria, UK
Adam Frew Solo Show, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Derry


Group Exhibitions and Fairs

‘Centred’, Farmleigh gallery, Dublin
2014 + 2013
Ceramic Art London
MADE London, UK
Mungyeong Chasabal Festival Exhibition, South Korea
Irish Craft Portfolio, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Origin, London, UK
Galleri Uggerby, Denmark
Grafika, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK
National Ceramics Month Exhibition, Kilkenny Shop, Dublin
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, UK
Sommerfrishe / Summer Retreat & Domestic Affairs, Craft2eu, Hamburg, Germany
Hand Made, Fortnum and Mason, London, UK
In the Making, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Irish Ceramics, The Harley Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, UK
Northern Ireland Contemporary Ceramics, Hillsborough Courthouse, Sulfolk, UK
Festival Exhibition, Gallery 9, Bath, UK
Portrait, Twenty Twenty Gallery CUP, Bovey Tracey, Devon, UK
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, UK
On the Surface, Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Cumbria, UK
Ceramics in the Round, The Dome, Buxton, UK
Potters without Borders, Genkan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Gallery Representation

Cecilila Colman Gallery, London,UK
Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire UK
Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Cumbria UK
Oriel Mostyn, Wales, UK
Leinster Gallery, Dublin

Contact Details:

Adam Frew
Flowerfield Arts Centre
185 Coleraine Road
BT55 7HU

T. +44 77 (0)45774605