Carol Adams

Artist’s Profile

Clay female figure with applied decorations, ginkgo leaves and bird

Stoneware clay, terra sigillata, washes, glaze, metal, beads, cone 6

9”x 14”x 7” and 8 lbs.

December, 2019

I fell in love with clay almost 40 years ago and have sought refuge in it, on and off, ever since. I love the texture, the malleability, the beauty of creating something of value out of what is essentially dirt, and above all, I love the patience it has taught me. It will not be hurried or forced. Yet I love the challenge of trying to do just that: manipulating the forms, the surfaces, creating different textures and designs.

Over the past few years, I have transitioned from potter to sculptor, creating figures and busts, with a particular interest in faces, hair, the human head. I am inspired by ancient sculptures, mythology and people I see on the subway. Each piece I create has a personality and like birthing a child, I often don’t know who they will turn out to be.

I have no formal art training but work at Greenwich House Pottery at 16 Jones Street in the West Village where I also take classes. I have been taught by many wonderful teachers there over the years and influenced by many fellow artists in clay.

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Carol Adamsは約40年前に粘土に夢中になり、以来、何度も粘土に避難を求めてきました。「質感、可鍛性、本質的に汚れであるものから価値のあるものを生み出す美しさ、そして何よりも、それが教えてくれた“忍耐”が大好きです」と彼女は語ります。急いだり強制されたりすることはありません。それでも彼女は挑戦し続けます。構造的な形や表面を操りながら、異なるテクスチャとデザインを造形しています。