Adam Silverman was born in NY, raised in Connecticut and educated at The Rhode Island School of Design, from which he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture. He moved to Los Angeles in 1988 after college, and practiced architecture, earning his California Architects license in 1993. In addition to a brief career in architecture, Adam also worked in the fashion industry for almost nine years, as the co-founder of X-Large and X-Girl clothing labels. During his time in fashion Adam also attended UCLA Anderson School of Management, and earned a Master of Business Administration in 1997.
|photo by Katrina Dickson
Throughout his career meanderings, Adam continued to make pots as a hobby, which he started doing in High School. Since becoming a full time, professional potter in the Fall of 2002, Adam has exhibited extensively in the US and Japan. His large-scale installation piece, Boolean Valley, (done with architect Nader Tehrani) has been exhibited at The San Jose Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and most recently at The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. He is currently working on a project at The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth Texas, where he is the self-described “potter in residence” on the construction site of the Renzo Piano addition currently being built next to the iconic, original building by Louis Kahn. In 2008 Adam became a partner in, and the studio director of, Heath Ceramics, a 62 year old California maker of dinnerware and tile.