About Catherine Wiesener
Catherine holds a BFA (1999) in Ceramics/Sculpture from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA (2003) in Sculpture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her interests are in the midwestern landscape, sprawl, illusions of ownership and imposition versus stewardship and how that sculpts our perceptions. Her media ranges from clay and bronze to sculpture and video to porcelain and wood. She has been juried into over thirty national shows, held regional workshops, and invited to guest lecture at regional colleges. In addition to teaching full time since 2003, she has worked as a tile maker, a product designer and woodworker for a boutique amplifier company, and an instructor for children’s art classes. She works diligently to find ways for her students to creatively collaborate with the community including ongoing collaborative projects with CU Jazzfest and the Red Oak Rain Garden Project.
Research and publications
Ongoing and upcoming research
Her current research interests lie in sustainable practices in the ceramics field through local collaboration and partnerships.
Teaching and advising
ARTS 210- Ceramic Sculpture
ART 191-Wheel Throwing
ART 191-Ceramic Glaze Development and Material Sustainability