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. Following new inspirations, Adam studied traditional Korean pottery techniques in 2008 at Ohbuja Onggi in Ipo-ri, Gyeong-Gi Do, operated by the Korean National Cultural Treasure Kim Il-Maan and his family. For seven generations, the Kim family has been following the Onggi tradition with little to no assistance from modern machinery. During his 10 month apprenticeship he learned all steps of the tradition, from hand-processing raw clay to final delivery of wares. Once he moved back to the states, he created and premiered HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the 2013 NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam moved to Helena, MT in 2013 where he was a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. Adam is now a full time studio potter in Helena. His Works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally.