Adam Yungbluth was born in Mason, Ohio in the fall of 1981. As a youth he excelled at digging holes and playing in the mud in the corner of the yard that was affectionately known as, “the brickyard.” Many summer days were spent with his friends building and rebuilding objects out of these bricks. Creative ideas and tinkering were brought on by a father who was an oil painter focusing on waterscapes and figures.
While working on a bachelors degree at Miami University of Ohio Adam stumbled into Dennis Tobin’s ceramics studio and found something he was able to relate to. Schooling had always been less than interesting, but ceramics had the combination of history, chemistry and hands on practice that was immediately attractive. After undergraduate school Adam moved down south and started graduate school at The University of Mississippi, studying under Matt Long. A few years later, and many tons of clay later, Adam received his M.F.A. and moved to St Petersburg, Fl to be an Artist-In-Residence at the St. Petersburg Clay Company.
In the fall of 2010 Adam and Matt Schiemann purchase SPCC and worked to propel the studio to higher levels and bring in talented Artists-In-Residence each year. March 2014 led to the merger of SPCC and the Morean Center for Clay.
In the fall of 2016 Adam became Visiting Professor of Art & Design - Ceramics at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY and now resides in Huntington, WV with his wife Melissa, Alien, and Sassafras.