Forrest Lewinger was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Athens, Georgia. He received his MFA in Social Practices from the California College of the Arts in San Fransisco. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York where he creates functional objects under the name Workaday Handmade.
Forrest’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, MOCA LA, Root Division in San Francisco, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. As Workaday Handmade he has created ceramic objects that are carried by boutiques and retailers around the US and internationally such as Barney’s New York, Le Bon Marche in Paris, and Mociun in Brooklyn, as well as museums shops such as the Harvard Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design in New York and the Menil Collection in Houston. His work has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Vogue, Modern Painters and Elle Decor, among others.