Adam Welch creates his art brick by brick. Literally.
Welch makes his own bricks by hand encouraging viewers to consider them as an art form while challenging their perceptions and preconceptions of art, ceramics and bricks.
Welch said he finds working with bricks to be both limitless and liberating. He began making his own bricks in 2001, learning from several sources including a booklet about hand-making bricks in England.
Making bricks is peaceful,” Welch said. “Peaceful and physical. It’s about labor and my body. It is a task I can do entirely on my own. And when I am done the brick is essentially complete.”
Welch began teaching at Princeton University in 2010, when he was appointed Lecturer in the Visual Arts Program. Before joining Princeton’s faculty, he was the Assistant Director of Greenwich House Pottery and promoted to Director in 2010 where he continues to work.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.