<2016 Winter Artist-in-Residence>
"My current body of work deals with formal issues of color, shape and surface treatment. Simultaneously a large part of the making is a lean to the immediate sense of touch inherent in clay and a refusal to let the guilt of craft over take my thinking. Working within the motif of pottery as decoration I have been creating vessels that serve to only function in that way. Things are heavy and bottoms are left off of objects.
These are sculptures of pots."
Adam Redd holds a Master of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In Spring 2016, Redd served as the ceramics professor sabbatical replacement at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. He has spent the last few summers as a studio resident and acclaimed chef at Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts in Newcastle, ME. A native of California, he is currently living in the eastern U.S. expanding his studio practice. He is the artist-in-residence at Arch through May 2017.