Born and raised in Colorado, Adam earned his BA in art from Fort Lewis College. After living and creating his artwork in the San Francisco Bay Area, Maui, Colorado, and studying in South Korea, he moved to Helena Montana in 2013 where he is a full-time studio potter. His artwork is 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."