Adam Buick was born in Newport, Gwent in1978. He studied at Lampeter University, West Wales School of Art and with the Crafts Council of Ireland. He now lives and works in Pembrokeshire.
His work uses a single pure jar form as a canvas to map his observations from an ongoing study of his surroundings. Adam incorporates stone and locally dug clay into his work to create a narrative, one that conveys a unique sense of place.
“Adam Buick has imposed on himself the strict discipline of the simplest and purest of geometric forms. Don’t expect his spheres of fired clay to be standoffish or predictable though. Yes Adam makes white porcelain moon jars as chaste in their beauty as the old Korean dal-hang-a-ri vessels that first inspired him.” Andrew Renton, Head of Applied Arts, National Museum, Cardiff
2015 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London 2015 Real to Reel, Crafts council touring exhibition 2015 Fragile? National Museum Cardiff 2014 Beaux Arts, Bath 2014 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2014 Cornish Series, New Craftsman, St.Ives 2014 Ruthin Craft Centre 2013 Corvi-Mora, London 2013 Moon Jar: Contemporary Translations – KCC, London 2013 Jerwood Makers Open 2012 Create, Observe, Preform. Alkovi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 2012 Atencioni, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2012 Chelsea flower show, London 2012 Dewisland, Tenby Museum and Art Galllery, Tenby 2012 Artists in Residence, Oriel Y Parc, St.Davids 2012 Earth, Ruthin Craft Centre 2012 Ceramic Art London, RCA, London 2012 Modern Masters, Munich, Germany 2011 Figure in the Landscape, The Discovery Centre, Winchester 2011 Insight into Beauty II, Embassy of Japan, London 2011 Bloomsbury Art Fair, London 2011 Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon 2011 Close to Nature, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester 2010 Little and Large, Contemporary Ceramics, London 2010 Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition, St.Davids Hall, Cardiff 2010 Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, Mayfair, London 2010 RBSA, Birmingham 2010 Garden Gallery, Hampshire 2010 New Craftsman, St.Ives 2009 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2009 Origin: The London Craft Fair. Somerset House, London 2009 20:10, Ruthin Craft Center 2008 Harlequin Gallery, London 2008 The Albany Gallery, Cardiff 2006 National Craft Gallery of Ireland, Kilkenny
Courtesy of Joanna Bird, London
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