Adrian was born and raised in rural Iowa and received a bachelor of arts from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA. in 2002. He then spent the next 2 years apprenticing with master potter Hank Goodman in Asheville, NC. Moving to southern California in 2004 he began working along side ceramist Ricky Maldonado while setting up a studio of his own.
Currently Adrian resides in Harbor City, CA, and showcases his work in numerous shows and galleries nation-wide.
Current work is all wheel thrown and altered, multi-fired porcelain. A typical pot is fired up to 4 times with a max temperature reaching cone 6 or 2195º F. Used in the process are multiple layers of sprayed and brushed slips, under glazes, and glazes. Lastly pots are finished with a layer of brushed luster, fired to cone 019 or approximately 1235º F.