Adam Field July 25-29

Adam Field
Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspiration in Clay
July 25 – 29

All skill levels welcome, some basic throwing experience helpful.

In this workshop, Adam will demonstrate his methods for carving intricate pattern on a variety of wheel-thrown porcelain forms. He will also demonstrate traditional Korean Onggi coil and paddle pottery techniques. From ancient Korean techniques, to innovative solutions for timeless problems, participants will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Students will sharpen their throwing techniques and learn new skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns in clay. Discussions about aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, studio practice, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are designed to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in their own voice. Dry work will be bisqued.


Adam Field earned his BA in art from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. 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 Ill Maan. In 2013 he created and premiered HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. In 2013, Adam moved to Helena, MT where he was a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. He is now a full-time studio potter in Helena, MT.


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