Neil Forrest is a Professor of Ceramics at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Forrest has exhibited and lectured in Canada, the United States, Denmark, Holland, UK and Asia. He has had one-person exhibitions in Hong Kong, Toronto, Halifax and Detroit and has been included in numerous curated and juried group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has been awarded several Canada Council and Nova Scotia Arts Council grants for his work. Forrest’s research on ornament encompasses craft and decorative arts, and the role for craft within contemporary architectural practice. His most recent exhibition was titled Wurzelwerk. Forrest studied at Sheridan College School of Crafts in Ontario, Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan for his BFA and Alfred University College of Ceramics in New York for his MFA.