Your Ah Haa Moment: Adam Field ceramics open at Art Walk

Your Ah Haa Moment: Adam Field ceramics open at Art Walk

[click “Play” to listen to Adam Field discussing his work]

In March, the Daniel Tucker Gallery at Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts features the work of sculptor Adam Field. The opening of the show coincides with the First Thursday Art Walk, when galleries and retail outlets around Telluride stay open late until 8 p.m. Field will be in town for the reception at the school, 300 South Townsend, 5 – 8 p.m., which includes an artist’s talk/ slideshow scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

In a case of aesthetic whiplash, in Adam Field’s ceramic work crosses boundaries as it simultaneously looks back in time and into the future: past meets present, East meets West.

Field’s work is a perfect fusion of his diverse influences: his pottery combines the delicate minimalism of antique Far Eastern ceramics and the muscular utility of Colonial American housewares/craft. The bravura surfaces of Field’s pieces are meticulously carved with intricate designs borrowed from nature and transcribed in the pattern language of indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage, and Zulu basketry, all universally resonant marks.

Born and raised in Colorado, Field earned a BA in Art at Fort Lewis College. For two years, he immersed himself in the culturally rich art scene of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he began a full-time studio practice. From the West Coast, Field relocated to Maui and established a thriving studio business. In 2008, he traveled to Icheon, South Korea, to study traditional Korean pottery-making techniques under 6th generation Onggi master Kim Il-Mahn. Field has recently established his studio in Durango, CO. His works are included in private collections internationally.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Field’s podcast and go to his website to watch several videos of him at work.

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