Nancy Y. Adams

"I want to celebrate all the wonderful living things on earth. "

Nancy Y. Adams has spent her artistic career perfecting her skills and paying homage to what is most sacred to her—the natural environment. She has always loved nature and is fascinated by the diverse plants and animals of our world. She also draws inspiration from Greco-Roman, Egyptian, and Native American storytelling and mythology.

Adams prefers the quiet atmosphere of working alone in her Oregon studio. She individually throws each of her white earthenware pieces and carves motifs including a variety of flora and fauna. Finally, she airbrushes low-fire glazes and underglazes onto the pieces in multiple coats before they are kiln fired.

Pursuing an education in classical literature inadvertently led Adams to a ceramics class during her first year of college—but she always knew she was interested in the art of making things. Today, she practices a simple, disciplined life balancing art making with time spent riding her horses and exploring the beauty of nature.

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Owl Box
Ceramic Box

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 180
Owl Lotus Box
Ceramic Sculpture

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 400
Frog Box
Ceramic Box

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 90
Lizard Vessel
Ceramic Vessel

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 190
Black Dragon Perfume
Ceramic Perfume Bottle

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 190
Raven Acorn Box
Ceramic Sculpture

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 700
Lone Lizard Box
Ceramic Sculpture

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 120
Lizard Bowl
Ceramic Sculpture

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 150
Green Dragon Perfume
Ceramic Perfume Bottle

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 190
Eagle
Ceramic Vase

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 2,000
Frog Vase
Ceramic Vase

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 80
Raven Oak Vessel
Ceramic Vessel

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 1,500
Lizard Vessel
Ceramic Vessel

by Nancy Y. Adams
$ 350
Collections
Beast: Wild Animals in RAM's Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine Wisconsin, Feb. 18-June 10, 2018