Adam S. Posnak

Adam S. Posnak

Instructor of Art, Ceramics & Foundations

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences

(ART)-School of Art

Phone: 479-575-5202

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Adam Posnak (b. 1973) grew up in Macon, Georgia, where his mother was a studio potter. Posnak holds an MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and a BA from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. Adam was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Arkansas Arts Council in 2013, was a Resident Artist at Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan in 2009, and is currently living in Ghana, West Africa studying religious practices and ceramics of the Anlo-Ewe.

Pottery and material culture of West African and African Diaspora religions.

1999 Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art/Ceramics: Louisiana State University 
1996 One Year, Post Baccalaureate: Kansas City Art Institute 
1995 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art/Ceramics: Macalester College

"Sacred Ceramics: Investigating the production and significance of Ewe Ritual Ceramics in Ghana." Journal of African Arts & Culture, 2(2), 00 – 00. (Forthcoming)

“Steven Colby,” Ceramics Art and Perception, #108, Vol. 28, Issue 2, 2018

“Pots as Textbooks,” Ceramics Monthly, December, 2017

“From Arkansas to Ghana: The Clay is Still Red,” The Studio Potter, Summer/Fall, 2017

“To Serve the Divine: Making Pottery for African and African Atlantic Religions,” The Studio Potter, Summer/Fall, 2013

Individual Artist Fellowship, Arkansas Arts Council, 2013