ARTIST STATEMENT

Adam has been working with glass since 2005, and received his BFA in glass from Bowling Green State University in 2011. Throughout college, Adam worked at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass pavilion as a hot shop coordinator: teaching workshops, and doing public demonstrations. In addition to working closely with his teacher and mentor Scott Darlington, he has worked for Robin Schultes and Patrick Dubriuel as an assistant for 3 years, and has worked for a number of other artists including Laura Donefer, and Gianni Toso, and Leon Applebaum.

Adam received the Stuart R. Givens Fellowship in 2010 and spent 2 months traveling and working for glass artists throughoutJapan’s main island of Honshu. There he worked with artists Jin Hongo, Kojima Masaki, Yamano Hiroshi, and Egawana Tomonori. This journey led to Adam being invited to work at Pilchuck Glass School as a Teaching Assistant to artist Omura Shunji in 2011.

Adam is now the owner of Gathered Art Gallery and Studios (gatheredartgallery.com). Gathered boasts a beautiful gallery, working hotshop, and rentable artist studios. Located in Toledo’s Historic Warehouse District, Adam has worked over a year to renovate the space – Ohio’s first fireproof building built in the 1890’s – along with his family and his two studio partners Mike Stevens and Eli Lipman.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016:  Hot Glass, Edison Building, Toledo, OH
2015:  Double Dozen, Huson Gallery, Sylvania, OH
2014:  Maple and Maine Art Festival, Sylvania, OH
2013:  Young Artists of Toledo, Albert Young Gallery, Detroit, MI
2012:  Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
2012:  Hot SHow, Myles Baker Street, Bowling Green, OH