Adam Field

Bio

Born and raised in Colorado, Adam earned his BA in Art from Fort Lewis College. For two years he immersed himself in the culturally rich art scene of the San Francisco bay area, where he began his full time studio practice. From there, he relocated to Maui, where he established a thriving studio business. He spent most of 2008 in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery making techniques under 6th generation Onggi master Kim Il Mahn. In 2013 he created and debuted HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam recently moved to Helena, MT where he is currently a long-term artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. His works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally.

 

Artwork

 

Statement

I am fascinated with antique artifacts, the way they can speak of mastery of lost peoples, places, and cultures. This inspires me to create works that both radiate history and capture my own place and time. I work toward a clean aesthetic that celebrates the masterful simplicity of antique Far Eastern pottery, while retaining the modest utility of colonial American wares. The surface of my pottery is meticulously carved with intricate designs that borrow from nature and incorporate the human touch. Much of the carving on my work is informed by the pattern languages found in indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage and Zulu basketry.

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EDUCATION

2007-2008 – Apprenticeship with 6th generation Onggi Master, potter Kim Il-Mahn, Ipo-ri, GyeongGi-Do, South Korea

1999 – BA Art, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

1997 – Study Abroad, StudioArt Centers International (SACI), Florence, Italy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013

Visiting Artist, University of Northern Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Artist in Residence Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2012

Visiting Artist, Hollyford Pottery, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon, England

2009

Visiting Artist, Moon Byeong-Sik Studio, Yeoju, GyeongGi-Do, South Korea

Visiting Artist, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA

Workshop Assistant, Heo Jin-Kyu, Korean Onggi Potter, NCECA, Phoenix, AZ

2007

Workshop Assistant, Michael Connelly, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Makawao, HI

Workshop Artist Consultant, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Makawao, HI

2003

Workshop Assistant, Scott Chatenever, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Makawao, HI

2000-2002

Artist in Residence, Richard Carter Studio/Pope Valley Pottery, Napa & Pope Valley, CA Construction of Anagama & Naborigama kilns

Customer Service Manager, ClayPeople, Richmond, CA

1999

Production Potter, The World According to Mark, Durnago, CO

Teaching Experience

2010-2011 Ceramics Instructor, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO Ceramics Instructor, Mancos Ceramic Arts Center, Mancos, CO

2004-2007 Advanced Ceramics Instructor, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Makawao, HI

2003 Ceramics Instructor for At-Risk Teens, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Makawao, HI

 

SELECTED  EXHIBITIONS

2014
– Cup: The Intimate Object X, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
– Whiskey Tasting, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
– 50 from 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art from Six Rocky Mountain States, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Cedar City, UT
– Set The Table With Plates, invitational NCECA benefit exhibition, Online
– Resident Artists Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
– First Year Fellowship Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
– Porcelains, TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA
– Surface Tension (three-person show), Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
– Ferment, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA- The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
– Warm and Fuzzy: The Clay Studio Philadelphia, PA
– Cups II, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
– Embellished Surface, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
– Distilled Essences II, Charley Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
– La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, Milwaukee, WI
– On the Horizon, St. Pete Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL
– Functional Ceramics, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
2013
– White Show, Fourth & Clay, Berkeley, CA
– Let There Be Light, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
– Winterfest, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
– Archie Bray at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
– Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Design, Iowa City, IA
– OutPOUR, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
– La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, Houston, TX
– Dish It Up, TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA
– Parirings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
– Definitive Marks, Studio &, Durango, CO
– Field, Krupka, Meaden, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
– Woodfire Invitational, The Clay Studio, Missoula, MT
– 2013 Resident Artists Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
– Continuing Legacies: Evolving Ceramic Traditions, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
2012
– Julia Terr Annual, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA
– Dip, Dash, Pour, and Spread, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

– Handle With Care, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
– Cup Auction 12, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
– Let There Be Light, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
– Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
– Iron Variations, Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI
– 8 Fluid Ounces, LSU School of Art, Baton Rouge, LA
– Teapots, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
– Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Design, Iowa City, IA
– Mint Julep Cup Invitational, Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mt. St. Francis, IN
– Art and the Urban Garden, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
– Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
– La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay/ACT Theater, Seattle, WA
– Three Cups, White-Green-Black, Durango Art Center, Durango, CO
2011
– NCECA: Teaism, Kaleisia Tea Lounge, Tampa, FL
– New Work, AKAR Design, Iowa City, IA
– Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Design, Iowa City, IA
– Yunomi, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
– Below the Surface (Juror Matthew Metz), First Runner-up Award, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
– NCECA: Uncommon Ground, Arvada Center/NCECA, Arvada, CO
– Recent Work solo exhibition, White Dragon Tea Room, Durango, CO
– Atmospheric, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
– Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
– White, Schaller Gallery, Saint Joseph, MI
– The Watershed 25th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
– Coffee, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
– Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
– Pattern & Decoration, TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA
– Dr. Rhee’s Kimtschi Shop Performance Installation, Das Gift, Berlin, Germany
2010
– Flora (Curated by: Kyla Strid), Schaller Gallery, Red Lodge, MT
– Carved Vase Exhibit, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
– Holiday Exhibition, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
– 2010 Teabowl National (juror Pete Pinnell), KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
– Nature Tradition (solo), Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, CO
2009
– Soda Fired Pots, Robert Brady, Adam Field and Sandy Simon, TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA
– Wabi Sabi Ceramic Invitational, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2008
– The Richard Carter Studio: Past and Present, The Quicksilver Mine Co., Forestville, CA
2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
– David Hunt Invitational Ceramic Exhibition, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
2007, 2006, 2005
– Artists of Maui: An Assembly of Maui’s Finest Artists, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Wailea, HI

AWARDS/HONORS/FELLOWSHIPS

2014
– Speyer Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
– Rudy Autio Grant, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2013
– Speyer Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
– Lillstreet Scholarship, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
– Rudy Autio Grant, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2010
– Carved Vase Exhibit, First Runner-up Award, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
– Anderson Ranch Arts Center, “Finger Scholarship Recipient” for “Manipulating Form: from elemental to elaborate”
workshop with Chris Gustin and Lorna Meaden
– 2010 Teabowl National (juror Pete Pinnell), First Runner-up Award, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO