(Born 1950) China paint on porcelain was reborn with Kurt Weiser's derivation of this centuries old tradition.
A student in ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute as well as the University of Michigan, Weiser's first preference for subject matter dealt with abstraction and non-representational imagery. His employment as director of the Archie Bray foundation in Helena, Montana (1977-1988) led him to the development of botanical decoration on porcelain vessels.
Later color launched his inclusion of figurative elements borrowed by art history and from his imagination. He continues to refine this nature combined with people-oriented enhancements.
Awards he has earned include an Artist Fellowship Regents Professorship at Arizona State University through the Arizona Commission on the Arts (1999); an Artist Fellowship Research and Creative Activity Award through the Asian Cultural Council (1998); an Artists Fellowship through the National Endowment for the Arts (1992, 1989); An Artists Project Award through the Arizona Commission on the Arts (1990) and an Artists Fellowship by way of the Montana Arts Council (1986).
His most recent solo exhibition took place at the Frank Lloyd Gallery in Santa Monica, California. In 2007 he was given an exhibition organized by Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center "Kurt Weiser: A Mid-Career Survey".