Adam Silverman



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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings.
30,5 x 30, 5 x 43,2 cm
12 x 12 x 17 in

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Stoneware
36,8 x 36, 8 x 38 cm
14.5 x 14.5 x 15 in

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Stoneware
44,5 x 35,5 x 35,5 cm
17.5 x 14 x 14 in

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Stoneware
47 x 28 x 26,7 cm
18.5 x 11 x 10.5 in

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Stoneware
49,5 x 26,7 x 26,7
19.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 in

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Stoneware
53,3 x 26,7 x 26,7 cm
21 x 10.5 x 10.5 in

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49,5 x 29,2 x 29,2 cm
19.5 x 11.5 x 11.5 in

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Stoneware
42 x 38 x 36,8 cm
16.5 x 15 x 14.5 in

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Stoneware
43,2 x 34,3 x 34,3 cm
17 x 13.5 x 13.5 in

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Stoneware
47 x 34,3 x 31,7 cm
18.5 x 13.5 x 12.5 in

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Stoneware
42 x 35,5 x 35,5 cm
16.5 x 14 x 14 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings
28 x 25,4 x 47 cm
11 x 10 x 18.5 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings
31,7 x 31,7 x 34,3 cm
12.5 x 12.5 x 13.5 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings
35,6 x 35,6 x 35,6 cm
14 x 14 x 14 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings
30,5 x 30,5 x 88,9 cm
12 x 12 x 35 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings
64,8 x 36,8 x 33 cm
25.5 x 14.5 x 13 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings; wood
38,1 x 13,3 x 22,8 cm
15 x 5.25 x 9 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings; concrete
19 x 19 x 29,2 cm
7.5 x 7.5 x 11.5 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings; concrete
12,7 x 12,7 x 26 cm
5 x 5 x 10.25 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings; wood
12,7 x 12,7 x 26 cm
5 x 5 x 10.25 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings; wood
16,5 x 16,5 x 28 cm
6.5 x 6.5 x 11 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings, concrete
13,9 x 13,9 x 28,5 cm
5.5 x 5.5 x 11.25 in

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Wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, multiple firings
17,8 x 17,8x 29,8 cm
7 x 7 x 11.75 in




American, born 1963 in New York
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California


Adam Silverman began his training as an architect, and though he had been working with clay his entire life it took him many years to come to terms with the idea of making non-functional objects and to subsequently launch his own studio and practice. Silverman sees his practice as producing vessels filled with content -  allowing both physical and emotional transport.

There is something haunting in Silverman’s works, the memories of the potter himself, the remains of ancestral gestures, old stories and legends, traces of things gone up in smoke. His large and irregular vases, thrown on a wheel, are covered with haptic glazes, often dripping and flaking after multiple firings. Through this long and physical process, the resulting textured, shattered, and marked containers acquire a unique and implacable aura.