Genie Sue Weppner

I fell in love with pottery when I spent a college semester studying in Japan where I was stricken by  the elaborate table ware they use every day.  I was also an Anthropology major in college and my studies exposed me to the fine art of early civilizations. Vessels made by our ancestors depict both the spiritual and ordinary aspects of life.  I longed to master the earthy beauty of  their wood and dung fired ware and also produce pleasing functional pottery.   Consequently, I create using a variety of firing techniques including Terra Sigillata, Raku, and Stoneware.

  • Ceramics
Artist Bio

I recieved a BA in Anthropology from Carleton College in Northfield MN.  After graduating, I studied ceramics at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY, continuing on at the University of Miami, in Miami, FL where I received an MFA in ceramics. I pursued a career as a ceramic artist from 1978 through 1984. Upon moving to Pocatello, ID with my family in 1981, the lack of a thriving market therem, led me to seek other employment.  So for 30 years, I enjoyed a challenging and exciting career working in the non-profit and government sector.  Retirement in 2014 allowed me to resume my career in ceramics. I have exhibited at the Prairie Arts Center in North Platte, NE; Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker, OR.: NCECA International Ceramic Arts Network Juried show in Minneapolis, MN; and multiple virtual juried shows by  the International Ceramics Arts Network.  My work is in the permanent collections of the Sheldon Gallery in Lincoln, NE and the Broadmoor Community Church in Colorado Springs, CO.  My work can also be seen regularly at the Art Source Gallery in Boise, ID, Gallery 55 in McCall, ID and as part of BOSCO annual studion tour.