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Adam Field - Onggi Demonstration Workshop

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Price: $60.00
Manufacturer: Clay Planet
Part No: Adam Field Workshop
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Join us for a demonstration workshop with one of the most popular lecturing artists touring today, Adam Field.
Adam will give a slide lecture and demonstration of his large scale onggi pottery.

For most of 2008 Adam had the honor of studying traditional pottery making techniques at Ohbuja Onggi in Ipo-ri, Gyeong-Gi Do, a 7th generation Onggi studio operated by the Kim family and lead by Kim Il-Maan, a Korean National Cultural Treasure. 
The Kim family members are among the last Onggi potters to create their wares with very little help from modern machinery, During his 10 month apprenticeship Adam learned all steps of the tradition, from processing raw clay by hand to final delivery of wares to market.
He is happy to share those techniqes with you at Clay Planet in this informative and fun demonstration.

When making Onggi pots, Adam uses all the tools in their traditional way. Coil throw and paddle. 

About Onggi:
Large Onggi jars are often used for fermenting and distilling in Korea. They are fired to stoneware temperatures but retain the breathability of low-fire ware, then covered with a traditional Onggi glaze. In his studio, Adam uses stoneware clay but underfires it to allow for traditional breathability of low-fire ware. Field does not sign the Onggi jars because he had no role in the design of them. As an outsider who was generously allowed into a tradition, he feels indebted to the practice and generosity of his Korean teachers. 

About Adam:
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 Il Mahn. In 2013 he created and debuted HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam recently moved to  Adam Field Lidded JarHelena, MT where he is currently a long-term artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. His works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally.

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