Adam Frew: Hand-crafted porcelain vessels inspired by traditional eastern forms
The key to Adam’s process is spontaneity which he employs as a means of personal expression.
Adam’s work aims to capture the exuberance of the act of throwing.
During his studies at Belfast Art College, Adam spent time at the historic Winchcombe Pottery sparking a love for production pottery, and in Finland with Judy Makela.
Upon graduating in 2004, he undertook a two-year apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond at her Greenwich-based pottery where he gained the experience and confidence to set out on his own.
Medium Lidded slip trail half n half.
Porcelain Lidded jar with cobalt decoration. Measured with lid on 11x11x18cm.
Medium square bowl slip trail.
Porcelain Bowl squared with handles hand-painted pattern 21 x 16.5 x 12cm.
Adam moved back to Northern Ireland and was resident potter at Flowerfield Arts Centre for 12 years.
He and his family moved to Aghadowey in Co. Derry with the intention of creating a larger studio space beside their home. Following a very successful crowdfunding campaign which part financed the renovation of an old barn, Adam now works and teaches from his own purpose built studio.
I make clean, simple forms on the potter's wheel that subtly show the maker's hand in order to imbue a sense of life in the work. I enjoy the spontaneity of throwing, the speed of production and I seek to reflect this energy in my mark making.