Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay

Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay

January 16th & 23rd, 2021
Live Broadcasts: 1pm - 4pm Eastern (GMT-5)
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In this workshop Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for carving intricate pattern on a variety of wheel-thrown porcelain forms. From traditional techniques, to innovative solutions for timeless problems, participants will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Participants will learn new skills for mapping out and carving their own geometric patterns. Generous discussions about studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain 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.

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 Ill Maan. In 2013 he created and premiered HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam moved to Helena, MT in 2013 where he was a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. Adam is now a full time studio potter in Helena, MT. His Works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally.

Learn more about Adam and his work on his website:

Adam’s Tool list
Diamond Core Tools P1 “V”tip carving tool
MKM Decorating Disk
Needle tool

Foam for sponges from Orton cone boxes

Serrated Rib
Assorted metal ribs, his favorite large ones from MKM are discontinued but you may be able to find them.

Kobalt Laser Level from Lowe’s
Banding Wheel
Bison Trimming Tools

Cone 10 Porcelain from Archie Bray Foundation

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Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay