Kurt Weiser

Regents Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Regents Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Regents Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Regents Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Affiliated Faculty
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Regents Professor Kurt Weiser studied ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute under Ken Ferguson and received his master's degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan. He served as director of the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, for more than 10 years before joining the faculty at Arizona State University in 1988. His early work was porcelain vessels finished in an abstract, nonrepresentational style, but in the 1990s he began experimenting with china paints. Since then his work has evolved from rich evocations of plant life to narratives which incorporate figures from myth and history into his tropical landscapes, meticulously painted onto porcelain teapots, globes and other vessels, and fired multiple times. The result is the painting is the three dimensional reality. 

Among the many awards he has received are a Visual Artist Fellowship from the Montana Arts Council, two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships, an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Asian Arts Council, the Path of Inspiration Award from Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Aileen Osborn Webb Award. In addition, Arizona State University honored him in 1999 by naming him a Regents Professor and he has also been named a Fellow of the American Craft Council. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including a midcareer retrospective exhibition Eden Revisited and is part of the collections of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London among many others. 

Education

M.F.A. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 1976

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ART 261 Ceramic Survey
ART 360 Ceramic Throwing
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ART 261 Ceramic Survey
ART 360 Ceramic Throwing
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ART 364 Ceramic Handbuilding I
ART 365 Ceramic Handbuilding II
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 360 Ceramic Throwing
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 360 Ceramic Throwing
ART 364 Ceramic Handbuilding I
ART 365 Ceramic Handbuilding II
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 364 Ceramic Handbuilding I
ART 365 Ceramic Handbuilding II
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 484 Internship
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARA 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ART 621 Studio Problems
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 360 Ceramic Throwing
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARA 484 Internship
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 494 Special Topics
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARA 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 261 Ceramic Survey
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 466 Special Problems in Ceramics
ARA 484 Internship
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum

Expertise Areas