Adam Field is a studio potter in Helena, MT. He began his studio practice in San Francisco in 2000. In 2008 he apprenticed under sixth generation Onggi master Kim Ill Maan in South Korea and was a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2013.
Adam's Upcoming Workshops
Students have a basic understanding of forming techniques, such as throwing and hand building. Students have taken one or two ceramics classes or workshops.
Students have significant experience with clay forming techniques, such as throwing, hand building and modeling. Students are comfortable with ceramics equipment, such as wheels, extruders and slab rollers. Students are self-starting with some formal training and have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.
Students have advanced skills and knowledge of the ceramics field. Students are highly motivated, have a minimum of five years experience in the field and have a portfolio of their artwork. Typical students are academics and professional artists.
Jul 24 - Aug 4, 2023
Korean Onggi: Coil, Paddle, Form, Ferment
Adam Field will share the traditional Korean Onggi coil and paddle pottery techniques he learned during his Onggi apprenticeship with Onggi Master Kim Ill Maan. Participants will learn and practice all steps of this ancient process including rolling and paddling large coils, wheel throwing and forming traditional Onggi vessels, glazing, firing, and even fermenting with guest fermentation professionals. Participants gain a historical perspective through the creation of the oldest continuously practiced pottery tradition. Generous discussions about aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and studio workflow are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Participants gain skills, knowledge, and confidence to create and decorate historically informed functional pots in their own voice.