Probably most well known are his large sculptural installations composed of multiple wheel-thrown and altered components, Adam Russell intentionally leaves plenty of the clay construction process visible to the audience even as he builds narrative works that are often described as “totemic.“
Largely influenced by the mid century abstract expressionist movement in ceramics, Russell has a keen interest in clay as Art and tends to work quite large. His studio program spans from functional pottery to ceramic public art installation.
Russell lives and works in Key West, Florida, USA. Born in Toledo Ohio in 1983, he was formally trained as a fine art painter and introduced to clay into his creative practice around 2009. Thereafter, clay became his primary vehicle of artistic expression.
Russell and his wife, artist Kelly Lever, opened their gallery, Key West Pottery, in 2010 after permanently relocating to the island the same year. The gallery is located only a block away from the subtropical Atlantic Ocean in Key West— which adds a detectable theme and purpose to his work.
Key West Pottery website
Watch video of Adam throwing a large vessel!