Adam Field, 2013–2014 Speyer Fellow, 2014–2015 Lilian Fellow
summer resident 2013; long-term resident 2013–2015
Adam Field creates two distinctly different lines of work: wheel thrown carved porcelain functional wares and traditional Korean coil/paddle constructed stoneware vessels. Both are high-fired in reduction and soda kilns.
Born and raised in Colorado, Adam Field earned his BA in art from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1999. 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 an interactive Instagram scavenger hunt called HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, Texas. He was summer resident and Lillstreet Scholar in 2013 and returned as the 2013–2014 Speyer Fellow and long-term resident. Later he was awarded the 2014–2015 Lilian Fellow. His works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally.
“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.”
To see more work of Adam's visit his website at www.adamfieldpottery.com.