Using clays dug from a local source, this Maine artist makes growlers, jugs and beer steins inspired by early English slipware. Through the process of wood-firing or salt-firing, his forms are accentuated with decorative motifs of rope, snakes, and ovals made with sprigs. His work is influenced by a wide range of sources: German and English salt-wares, as well as early North American functional ware, are strongly referenced in his work.
Fahnestock received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He was awarded his MFA from Kansas State University where he studied with Yoshiro Ikeda, Anna Calluori Holcombe and Dr. Glen Brown.
Wm. Reeder Fahnestock is the Studio Manager at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Maine. Among his many duties, Reeder acts as an interface between the residents and the facilities by maintaining the kilns and equipment, stocking materials and providing safety and technical information for staff, assistants and volunteers.
Exhibition Curated by Naomi Cleary
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