My current functional work references organic shapes found in the gardens I have tended throughout my life. A variety of vegetal forms have become the inspiration for the jars, bottles, bowls, teapots and other functional forms I create. As an artist, I draw influence from the bounty of shapes and work to make permanent these plant forms that are vital to nourishing us. In turn, my utilitarian forms become the host to the foods that spark their inspiration.

Regarding technical process, atmospheric firing and the surface alterations I create result in dynamic surfaces that add another layer of interest to the objects. The anagama and “glassagama” kilns I use were designed to allow for the most direct effects on the work. Clay bodies and specific shapes are selected for particular zones of each kiln to maximize the potential for dynamic surface patterns and coloration. Each piece is loaded in the kiln with concern for how the flame and ash produced during the firing will complete the long journey from idea to object.

1998 MFA - Ceramics, University of North Texas
1994 BFA - Art (Sculpture / Metals emphasis), University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Fall 2000 to Present- Professor of Art - 
Corning Community College, Corning NY

Fred Herbst and Marc Rubin, Two Person Exhibition, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Elmira, NY
Shared Space, Two Person Exhibition, School House #3 Art Center, East Avon, NY


Yunomi 2014, Group Invitational Exhibition, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA Randy Carlson, Julie Crosby, Fred Herbst, and Liz Lurie, Group Invitational
Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery at Genessee Pottery, Rochester, NY
International Cup 2014, Juried Exhibition, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, Juror: Tara Wilson

Atmospheric Perspective, Group Invitational Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY
Artifacts from the Inferno, Juried Exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Juror: Jack Troy
Tea Bowls: A Contemporary Approach, Group Invitational Exhibition, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY
Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2013, Juried Exhibition, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH, Juror: Lorna Meaden
Salad Days Invitational, Group Invitational Exhibition, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juried Exhibition, Market House Craft Center, East Petersburg, PA, Juror: Jack Troy
Flash Point: An International Wood-fire Exhibition, Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO, Juror: John Balistreri
8 Fluid Ounces: National Juried Ceramic Cup Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Juror: Kristen Kieffer
Enlightened Earth: The Ceramics Invitational, Group Invitational Exhibition, Arts Center Gallery, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Craftsmanship: Concept: Innovation, Red Lodge Clay Center
Juried National, Juried Exhibition, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT, Juror: Brad Schwieger
2011 National Juried Ceramics Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ, Jurors: Jason Hess and Dr. George Speer
Craft Forms 2011, Juried Exhibition, Davenport Gallery, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, Juror: Elizabeth Agro
Yunomi: (The Other Tea Vessel), Juried Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, Juror: Sam Chung
Delegates Exhibition, Group Invitational Exhibition, 1st European Woodfire Conference, Brollin Castle, Pasewalk, Germany
Eighteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, Juried Exhibition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX, Juror: Sherman Hall, catalog illustration
Second Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE, Juror: Linda Arbuckle
History in the Making V: Ceramic Traditions, Contemporary Pots, Juried Exhibition, Genesee Pottery Gallery, Rochester, NY, Juror: Peter Beasecker
Porcelain Cup, Juried Exhibition, H. Charles Gallery at Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV, Juror: John W. Hopkins
Anagama Nakama, Group Invitational Exhibition, The Gallery at Clayscapes, Syracuse, NY
Objects of Virtue, Juried Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA, Juror: Julia Galloway
Biennial Juried Ceramics Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ, Juror: Kurt Weiser
History in the Making IV: Ceramic Traditions, Contemporary Pots, Juried Exhibition, Genesee Pottery Gallery, Rochester, NY, Juror: Ron Meyers
International Cup, Juried Exhibition, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, Juror: Patti Warashina
Emerging Potters Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA, Jurors: Richard Aerni and Irina Okula
Presenters Exhibition: 20 + 1 Years of Tozan Kilns, International Group Invitational Exhibition, Beasley Art Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Teapot Invitational, Group Invitational Exhibition, East Hill Gallery, Rochester Folk Art Guild, Middlesex, NY
Ceramics USA 2003, Juried Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Juror: Doug Casebeer
Utilitarian Ceramics National, Juried Exhibition, Ameen Art Gallery, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, Juror: Bill Griffith

Wood Fired Ceramics - 100 Contemporary Artists, Author: Amedeo Salamoni, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
500 Teapots, Vol. 2, Author: Jim Lawton, Lark Books
“The Shape of Failure”, article published in The Studio Potter, Volume 39,