Adam Silverman is the face of a new generation of artists focused on ceramics and pottery, a medium that has not had major presence in the contemporary art world for many years.
Designed with sublime restraint by Tamotsu Yagi, the stunning volume explodes antiquated distinctions between fine art and applied art, craft and design. Silverman’s work—traditional pots as well as more abstract sculptures and installations—is presented in a series of deeply seductive photographs by Stefano Massei that capture every nuance of dimension, color, glazing, and finish.
Adam Silverman’s affinity for texture translates to his self-titled book about ceramic art. It’s a book that achieves its goal of being an object rather than a merely a catalogue of work. The images convey not only the vessels’ tactile allure but also their weight and presence. Each piece is an object of wonder.
A breathtaking and informative overview of his work, Adam Silverman Ceramics is a landmark volume for all who appreciate ceramics, design, and modern sculpture as well as contemporary art.
In the final section of the book, famed artist Shephard Fairey offers his interpretation of Silverman’s work, followed by an in-depth interview and essays from the art world.