Born and raised in Shelbyville, KY. Travis Adams has embarked on a winding journey to becoming a glass artist and maker. He was first introduced to the practice of visual art at an early age by the prolific painter and mentor Joe Burks II. Ever since, Adams has traveled extensively in the pursuit of his passion and dedicated his life to the development of his language as an artist. Adams obtained a B.S. in Financial Economics from Centre College. It was there he was introduced to glass by renowned artist Stephen Rolfe Powell. He would later hone his glass skills as lead assistant to Powell for several years. He went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture with a concentration in glass from Illinois State University. During his tenure at Centre and ISU, he traveled to China for expanded education and academic research.
While at Centre he studied broodmare pricing at Keeneland’s auctions, ventured briefly into the financial sector upon graduation, and helped establish a small non-profit before fully yielding to the call of glass. Though Adams lived in and explored numerous locations to establish his practice, he has made his way back to Kentucky to launched Trifecta Design LLC in collaboration with leading, contemporary designer, Tomas Frenes. The one-of-a-kind glass studio experience known as Trifecta: Glass – Art – Lounge in Lexington, KY now serves as Adams’ home studio and hub of continued exploration.