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Adam Buick is an English potter whose studio is located on the North coast of the St.Davids peninsula. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, he makes jars, all of them with a different texture, decoration.
These Moon Jars (inspired by the Korean Moon Jar, used for storing rice or alcohol) are an homage to his surroundings. Some of them are decorated with sand and stones from the nearby beaches, some of them have thin lines, as an echo to the colour variations found in the rocks. All of them are unique.
But not all of the jars are fired. Adam Buick believes everything is a cycle. When he takes some clay and shapes it into a jar, he humanises it, but it will eventually go back to nature. In Earth to Earth and his Erosions series, some unfired jars are left in rivers, on the shore, on the top of a hill. The sun, wind and rain will alter the shape and slowly bring it back to its original state: unformed clay.
What is the point of these project? Not only do they highlight a specific place, but they also emphasize the forces of nature. The goal is not to create an object, but to venerate a place.
If you are interested in Adam Buick's work, check this short documentary: Echoes In Clay.