Ventura College Art Gallery Schedule - Fall 2017 and Spring 2018


Ventura College New Media Art Gallery Schedule

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Adam Field

A resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts.

He is well-known for making traditional Korean Onggi pottery

I am fascinated with antique artifacts, the way they can speak of mastery of lost peoples, places, and cultures. This inspires me to create works that both radiate history and capture my own place and time. I work toward a clean aesthetic that celebrates the masterful simplicity of antique Far Eastern pottery, while retaining the modest utility of colonial American wares. The surface of my pottery is meticulously carved with intricate designs that borrow from nature and incorporate the human touch. Much of the carving on my work is informed by the pattern languages found in indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage and Zulu basketry.

For most of 2008 I had the honor of studying traditional pottery making techniques at Ohbuja Onggi in Ipo-ri, Gyeong-Gi Do, a 7th generation Onggi studio operated by the Kim family and lead by Kim Il-Maan, a Korean National Cultural Treasure. The Kim family members are among the last Onggi potters to create their wares with very little help from modern machinery, During my 10 month apprenticeship I learned all steps of the tradition, from processing raw clay by hand to final delivery of wares to market.

Demonstrations:  Art Students only, SAB 101

October 10th:  12:00 - 5:00 pm

October 11th    9:30 - 12 pm, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

October 12th    9:30 - 12 pm, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

October 13th    9:30 - 12 pm, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Public Lectures - Free, Reservations please

October 11th 3:30 - 4:30  MCW 113  Artist Talk - Nature Tradition, Motivations, & Inspirations in Clay.  Go to the link or scan code for reservations.




Born and raised in Colorado, Adam earned his BA in art from Fort Lewis College. For two years, he immersed himself in the culturally rich art scene  of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he began his full time studio practice. From there, he relocated to Maui, where he established a thriving studio business. He spent most of 2008 in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery making techniques under 6th generation Onggi master Kim Ill Maan. In 2013 he cre- ated and premiered HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam moved to Helena, MT in 2013 where he was a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Founda- tion for Ceramic Arts. Adam is now a full time studio potter in Helena, MT. His Works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally. 


October 12th - 3:30 - 4:30  MCW 113 - Social Media Approaches & Practices for the Working Artist.  Go to th link or scan code for reservations



With 53K followers on Instagram, Mr. Field will talk to students/artists about his approaches and the practices for working artists in this lecture












Hollyweird Tube:  Formed in Fire

October 19th through November 30th/ Reception October 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Spring 2018

The Art of Sommer Roman Sheffield

The Art of Billie Giese

January 18th through February 15th/Reception January 18th 6:30-8:30 pm


"Iroko, the Tree of Life,"  Tao Chen, Maime Gomez, Imna Arroyo

March 1st - April 5th/ Reception March 1st, 6:30 - 8:30


Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition

April 19th through May 10th/Reception April 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm