Forrest Snyder is an artist, entrepreneur, writer, teacher and curator. He founded Critical Ceramics, the first online magazine of contemporary ceramic art, in 1998 and served as editor for more than a decade. Snyder has taught at Bennington College, Ohio State University, the University of Hartford and Harvard University. He has been gallery director and artist in residence director at Baltimore Clayworks and served for three years as education director for the ceramics program at Harvard University. He was a founding principal and creative director of the first 3D-printed ceramics company, Figulo/3D Systems, where he developed new materials, tools and techniques that have since become industry standards.
Snyder earned his BA in psychology with a concentration in computer science from Kalamazoo College in 1986. By 1989 he was taking courses with William Daley at the Philadelphia College of Art. He completed additional courses at Portland College of Art and earned his MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics (Alfred University).
Snyder would give his eye-teeth to make art that feels like his first taste of a bbq potato chip.