Fred Herbst is a Professor of Art at Corning Community College in Corning, New York. He grew up near Green Bay, Wisconsin and went on to receive a BFA in Art with an emphasis in Sculpture/Metals from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Fred then attended the University of North Texas and earned a MFA in Ceramics in 1998. He joined the faculty at CCC in the fall of 2000 where he currently teaches Ceramics, 3D Design, Ceramic Sculpture, and Art History.
Fred works primarily with woodfired stoneware, porcelain, and mixed media. His work has been shown across the country in a variety of juried and invitational exhibitions and given numerous presentations. He has published a number of articles in Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, and The Log Book: The International Publication for Woodfired Ceramics. His work has also been published in 500 Teapots Vol. 2 and Wood-fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists. Fred has developed a hybrid woodfired ceramics and glassblowing kiln in collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass. This design is used to fire ceramics and blow glass simultaneously and has been built at CCC and the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France.