Dates: April 20 – June 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11, 2017 6-8pm
In Adam’s own words…
This exhibition is a collection of wheel thrown ceramic works that were hand crafted for the purpose of enhancing the nourishing rituals of everyday life.
I have always had a great love for fine food. My mother began to involve me in the kitchen at about the age of four and I have found enjoyment in preparing food ever since. Later in college I became very interested in the idea of food as medicine. Our food choices can heal and prevent disease and really allow us to optimize the human experience. Studying this has been a central focus and passion of mine for many years now.
My own approach to nourishing myself has been constantly evolving to this day. I find that choosing foods that are unprocessed and natural, and sourcing organic whenever possible helps me to feel strong and healthy and I find that it bears the greatest flavour.
This body of work is inspired by my love of food and sharing my enthusiasm for health and wellness. Comfort is the basis of the design of my work and I gravitate mainly to the palate of earth toned surfaces achieved through atmospheric firing. My intention is for my work to bring a greater awareness and attention to the intimate and sacred experience of dining and that the love and care invested in its creation be felt by the user.
Adam Gibson Bernath was born and raised in Woodstock, Ontario.
Drawn to making art from a young age, he has always been creatively inclined.
Embracing art as his joy and his strength, he chose to study Drawing and Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary. After completion of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2004, he traveled to South Korea and Thailand where he explored widely, absorbing the beautiful ceramic history and culture. Adam continues to strengthen his practice of the art of pottery and to share his enthusiasm with all.