Adam Field Workshop
June 17-18, 2017
All Levels

Saturday June 17 – 10am-4pm – Onggi Demonstration
Sunday, June 18 – 10AM-4PM – Porcelain Throwing & Carving

Friday Night Artist’s Talk, June 16, 7PM: Adam Field will discuss the inspirations, influences, and motivations behind his work in clay and photography. Free and open to the public.

Non-members – $190 for both days/$110 for one day
Members – $160 for both days/ $90 for one day

Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay

In this two-day workshop Adam Field 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. Participants will learn new skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns in clay. 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.

Day 1 Onggi:

We take an insider’s look at the Korean Onggi tradition as viewed through images, videos and demonstrations throughout the day. From raw clay to fermented foods and everything in between! Adam will start the day with images and videos from his 2008 Onggi apprenticeship followed by his demonstration of the Onggi method. The day will finish off with images and videos from his apprenticeship as well discussion on glazing, firing and fermenting methods with Onggi pottery.

Day 2 Throwing, trimming, and carving porcelain!

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Artist Statement:

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 pattern languages found in indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage, and Zulu basketry.

Artist Bio:

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.



Tip Toland Workshoptiptoland
February 18-19, 2017
All Levels

Time: 10AM-5PM with a potluck lunch each day

Non members – $220
Members – $180



“This will be a hands-on, two day workshop making ¾ scale, anatomically proportionate heads and applying facial expressions to them. Besides blocking in the features, we‘ll talk about what muscles govern various expressions. We ‘ll make as many heads as time allows.”

Tip will show slides and give examples of lots of expressions. Everyone is welcome.


Tip Toland Biography

Tip Toland was born outside of Philadelphia and now lives in Vaughn, Washington. She received her MFA from Montana State University in 1981. In 1986 She received a visual arts Fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded first-place in 2005 for the Virginia Groot Foundation grant. Tip is a full-time studio artist and a part-time instructor in the Seattle area. In addition, she conducts workshops across the United States. Her work has been shown at numerous galleries, including Nancy Margolis in NYC, Pacini-Lubel in Seattle, WA. She is currently represented by the Traver Gallery in Seattle. Her work is represented in both private and public collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, Kohler Art Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This workshop is full

Please contact Caroline Douglas if the workshop is full and you would like to be on the wait list.

Additional questions contact Don Cox:
303 447-0310