Surface, Form and Illusion
Kurt will discuss what has led him in his current artistic direction–some history of influence, such as the work of Meissen, Sevres, Memling, Bosch, and as well as European painting. All of these artists have been mixed, reinterpreted and re-arranged to fit his own needs. They have been added to his own personal fantasies and it finds its way into the images and ideas Kurt explores in his work.
Kurt will discuss and demonstrate the techniques of china painting; painting process, mixing mediums, brushes, firing, and all the details necessary to make it work. He will share a visual presentation how he makes the porcelain pieces, clay bodies hes uses, along with glazes, mold making, and casting techniques.
Weiser studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, B.F.A.1972 and the University of Michigan M.F.A.1976. He was the Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana from 1977 until 1989 when he began teaching at Arizona State University, where he is now a Regents Professor.
Weiser’s work is a mix of loosely based classical Asian forms and a surface treatment reminiscent of the painted porcelains of Europe, a mixture of elements of both the east and west. He has twice received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has work published in over 35 books on the subject of art and ceramics and has lectured in Europe, Asia and North America. Weiser has exhibited extensively since 1982 with the Garth Clark Gallery in New York, NY, Los Angeles CA. and Kansas City MO., as well as the Frank Lloyd Gallery in Santa Monica CA.
His Work is in many collections including: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London England, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA. The Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan., The Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA., The Newark Museum of Art, Newark., NJ., The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., The National Museum of History,Taipei,Tiawan and the Helsinki Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, Finland.
Potters Council Conference
The Ceramic Voice | Narrative Works in Clay
October 19-21, 2012
Presented by Potters Council
Hosted by Kentucky Mudworks
Potters Council along with host Kentucky Mudworks from Lexington, Kentucky have put together an amazing line up of presenters:
Linda Arbuckle, Lisa Clague, Ron Meyers, Karen Newgard,
Kevin Snipes and Kurt Weiser.