Adam Buick was inspired by the moon jar form at a visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, when he was a student and since visited Korea to study with master moon jar makers. He is fascinated by the simplicity of form and the creative potential of this traditional vessel. Buick explores the human experience of landscape through his making process. He incorporates stone and locally dug clay when throwing and coiling his jars so they have a connection with place. He wants to create that narrative to convey his love for his home country, Wales. This individuality and tension between materials not only creates intense and beautiful glazes but more poignantly they speak of the human condition and how landscape forms our perception of the world around us.
Buick studied at the Craft Council of Ireland Ceramics Design, and his work has been included in many public museum collections, including the British Museum, UK Crafts Council UK and National Museum Cardiff, UK.