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Adam Welch is an artist whose work is about making, labor, and decoration. Through forming, manipulating, and the incorporation of design, documentation and intervention, his art explores history and material culture through one object – the brick. Brick has conceptual intrigue; it is a thing and the thing in itself. It is an exploration of the universal and ironical. He is a widely read critic in such venues as Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times and The Log Book.
Welch has participated in thirty-five exhibitions in the United States over the past ten years, including at the White Columns in NYC, and AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, with solo exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Kean University, Princeton Day School, and Northwestern College, and several curated, group, and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States. His art has been featured in four books including The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay and 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works, in the NCECA Biennial (Tampa Museum of Art) catalogue and has been reviewed in Ceramics Art and Perception, the Korean magazine Monthly Ceramic Art, and featured three times in Ceramics Monthly. Additionally, in the last ten years he has published forty-one scholarly essays, reviews and catalogue essays.
Welch began working at Greenwich House Pottery in 2003, was appointed Assistant Director in 2007 and Director in 2010. He began teaching at Princeton University in 2010, when he was appointed Lecturer in the Visual Arts Program. He holds a MFA in Ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth and a BFA in Art with a minor in Art Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He currently lives in Hightstown, New Jersey with his wife, Rachel, a fashion designer, and their two daughters.