Seagrove Pre-Conference Invited Artist
Adrian King discovered ceramics during high school. He attended the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 2012.
Upon graduating, Adrian was offered the opportunity to work with the renowned potter Mark Hewitt. In January 2013, he moved to North Carolina and worked as Hewitt's apprentice for three and a half years. There, he learned the art of creating high-quality functional pottery on a production level, working with locally sourced materials and wood firing the pots in a large 40 foot-long, 900 cubic-foot salt kiln. In addition to making pots and helping run the workshop, Adrian helped with retail, selling and speaking with customers. His experience with Mark was a life-changing opportunity.
In 2016, Adrian was welcomed back to Maine College of Art as the Ceramics Studio Technician. He now manages the studio, firing and repairing kilns, makes clay and glazes, and keeps inventory on materials needed for students, as well as maintains his own studio practice, making and selling work.