Welch began teaching at Princeton University in 2010, when he was appointed Lecturer in the Visual Arts Program. Before joining Princeton’s faculty, he was the Assistant Director of Greenwich House Pottery and promoted to Director in 2010 where he continues to work. Welch is currently serving on the Cultural Arts Commission for Hightstown, New Jersey, is Vice chair on the Board of Artaxis and serves on the Curatorial and Criticism Committee for the Nation Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Welch was born in Burke, Virginia and earned a BFA with a minor in Art Education in 2000 and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2003.
Adam Welch is an artist whose work incorporates design, documentation and intervention to reference history and material culture. The making of bricks and the subsequent artworks explore aesthetical and cultural value. His criticism is published internationally for Ceramics Art and Perception, the Log Book, Ceramics Monthly, and Clay Times.
Welch has participated in twenty-five exhibitions in the United States over the past five years, including the NCECA Biennial (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts) at the Tampa Museum of Art, solo exhibitions at Kean University, Princeton Day School, Hunter College and Northwestern College, and several curated and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States. Additionally, in the last five years he has published twenty-seven scholarly essays, reviews and catalogue essays. His work has been featured in four books including The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay, Ceramic Sculptures and 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works published by Lark Books, in the NCECA Biennial (Tampa Museum of Art) catalogue and has been reviewed in Ceramics Art and Perception, the Korean magazine Monthly Ceramic Art, and featured three times in Ceramics Monthly.