American, born 1963 in New York
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
Adam Silverman has studied architecture and although he has been making clay works all his life, he started his own studio and artistic practice only after being able to come into terms with the idea of making non-functional objects.
He is producing vessels filled with content allowing both a physical and emotional transport.
There is in Silverman’s works something haunting, the memories of the potter himself, the remaining of ancestral gestures, old stories and legends, traces of things gone in smoke. His large and irregular vases, thrown on a wheel, are covered with haptic glazes, often dripping and flaking after multiple firings. From this long and physical process, the resulting textured, shattered and marked containers acquire a strong aura.