Wyman studied at Massachusetts College of Art and at Alfred University and earned an M.A. from Columbia. By 1958 he was an assistant professor at Mass. In 1960 he opened the Herring Run Pottery, producing utilitarian stoneware for which he became widely known, the work ranging from hanging planters to architectural murals. At the same time he was producing more expressive or even spiritual works. In 1965 after time spent in Honduras he began to create undecorated, unglazed geometric driven structures inspired by Mayan ruins which he called “Temples”.

Public Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New Hampshire

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Works by William Wyman