M Megan Adams (Cook) LSDC

Ceramics

About M Megan
M M Adams handbuilds in stoneware and porcelain clays. For her, coiling is integral to capturing a natural shape complementary to her sculptural forms. The tactile quality of clay turns thought into form. Iconography from tales, legends, and myths embellish the work. Her ceramics chronicle the world around us as well as our impact on it. Her latest series, The Reckoning, incorporates What Lies Below, What Lies Beside, What Lies Above, and What Lies Beyond - explorations of the worlds that surround us.
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M M Adams has lived in London for the last 20 years but returns home every year to Wyoming, USA. She is inspired by the landscapes shaped by time much as the kiln shapes clay.

After a career in film production, she took a ceramics course when she needed time away from a young family. .She was interested in how stories could be conveyed through clay. In the same way a film condenses a story into 2 hours, she tries to distil stories and messages about contemporary life into her ceramics work. She picks an overarching theme, much like a book, with sub-themes forming the chapters where a deeper exploration occurs. Her choices are informed by myths, tales and legends; how they shape who we are and how we in turn reshape the world. Her latest works (grouped under The Reckoning) look at the worlds that co-exist around us – above, below, beside and beyond often using iconography from myths to portray these hidden worlds and their denizens.

She builds her work in stoneware and porcelain, often playing with the limitations of clay which can create unforeseen results and make a piece truly unique. She likes to imbue her pots with a painter’s palette of colour as she feels it gives them the kind of life and vibrancy found in the world. She hopes her works will open a dialogue, begin a conversation.

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Work exhibited at V&A: 2001 'Inspired By' competition

Completed degree from City & Guilds in 2003

Work exhibited at V&A: 2004 'Inspired By' competition

Exhibitor at Chelsea Art Society Summer Show

Exhibitor at London Potters

Exhibitor at New Designers 2016

Completed BTEC degree and Professional Development at Kensington & Chelsea College

Group show at OmniDe gallery 2018

Represented by Mint Art Gallery - Battersea Affordable Art Fair 2020

Exhibited with Society of Designer Craftsmen - Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester 2020

Member Craft Potters Association

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