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Mary Weisgram

Biography to Display: 

Born Makato, Minnesota

 

EDUCATION 

1965 BA, College of Saint Bernard, St. Joseph, Minnesota 

1969 MFA Painting and Ceramics, Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota 

 

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES 

1997 Potter in Residence, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa 

Resident Ceramist, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1969---Studio potter 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Mary Weisgram is known for wheel thrown or slab built stoneware or porcelain functional vessel forms. Decorative techniques include stains, engobes and glazes The imagery reflected Weisgram’s study of painting. Realistic images of leaves are often used. 

Teapots are Weisgram's signature formThey test all of my skills, she said. A teapot requires the artist to throw three different pieces and make them work together as one. It's a virtuoso piece because it requires so much skill and coordination.1 

 

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
1980
Vase
Date: 1980
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2004.2.260, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2004.2.260, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 4, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/weisgram