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Wayne Reynolds, Caryn Fried, North Eagle Pottery

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1939 Born


1960-1962 San Francisco City College, San Francisco, California

1962-1963 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 


1962,63,65,72,79,80,81 Pond Farm, Guerneville, CA


1962-1975 Studio potter

1978—Studio potter working with wife, Caryn Fried


Wayne Reynolds is known for wheel thrown functional stoneware that is either carved and glazed or decorated with images from nature and then given a clear glaze coat.

Reynolds major influence was Marguerite Wildenhain with whom he studied for several summers at Pond Farm and who remained a mentor.  Reynolds lived and worked for a ‘few’ years in Chile where he learned to locate, clean and mix his clay as well as manufacture his own glazes from ash and minerals available in nature and build his kiln.

Upon his return from Chili, Reynolds met and married the potter and sculptor, Caryn Fried. Reynolds and Fried shared a studio for over 30 years.  They signed their pieces North Eagle Pottery.




Typical Marks

In 2003 Reynolds/Fried changed their pottery’s name to Valley of the Moon Pottery, after the name of the area where they worked. They then signed VOM. After a brief period of time they returned to the name North Eagle Pottery.

Date: 1970-1980
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Date: 1980-1990
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 17, 2019.