Adalia Hughes developed a passion for the visual arts as a child, and was graciously encouraged to pursue the life of an artist. In college she explored painting, photography, and sculpture; however, enrolling in a ceramics course changed her path indefinitely. During her final years of undergrad Adalia immersed herself in the study of handmade pottery. In 2013 she graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors of Fine Art degree, with an emphasis in porcelain ceramics.
In search of new opportunities, Adalia relocated to Colorado in 2015. She seeks inspiration from the magnificent wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Her wares are informed by both the ubiquitous Puebloan pottery native to her home state of New Mexico, as well as a Japanese aesthetic imparted upon her through the intensive study of Arita porcelain at the University of New Mexico. Her work is created entirely by hand out of a studio in Arvada, Colorado. Away from the studio Adalia can be found hitting the slopes, digging in her garden, touring the backcountry with her faithful dog, Django, or exploring the burgeoning city of Denver she now calls home.