Toes.  2008. stoneware.  (in-progress)
Toes. 2008. stoneware. (in-progress)
Toes.  2008. stoneware.  (in-progress)
Toes. 2008. stoneware. (in-progress)
Untitled/Needle Felting.  2013.  Exhibited in Rockville Centre Library Exhibition.  Fiber.
Untitled/Needle Felting. 2013. Exhibited in Rockville Centre Library Exhibition. Fiber.
potingallery.jpg
Tree Sculpture 2011.  Wire and Hand-made paper.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.
Tree Sculpture 2011. Wire and Hand-made paper. Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.
Rapunzel.  2013.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition.  Fiber and found objects.
Rapunzel. 2013. Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition. Fiber and found objects.
Eve Painting 2011.  Exhibited in Williamsburg Art and Historical Center Exhibition: Paradise Lost.  Mixed media painting based up John Milton's poem.
Eve Painting 2011. Exhibited in Williamsburg Art and Historical Center Exhibition: Paradise Lost. Mixed media painting based up John Milton's poem.
2011.  Altered text from In a Country of Mothers, White Oleander, and Are you my Mother.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors at Adelphi University.
2011. Altered text from In a Country of Mothers, White Oleander, and Are you my Mother. Exhibited in Artists and Authors at Adelphi University.
Porcelain_Pods___arial_view_by_C0urt.jpg
Glory Box.  2009.  Exhibited in "The Ecstatic" - Curious Matter Gallery.
Glory Box. 2009. Exhibited in "The Ecstatic" - Curious Matter Gallery.
"the things we say last."  2004.  Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif.
"the things we say last." 2004. Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif.
"the things we say last."  2004.  Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif.  Inscribed with poetry fragment:
"the things we say last." 2004. Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif. Inscribed with poetry fragment:
Alchemy Project.  2006 - ongoing.  Mixed media.  Exhibited in Macy Gallery Ceramics Exhibition and Art From Detritus Exhibition.
Alchemy Project. 2006 - ongoing. Mixed media. Exhibited in Macy Gallery Ceramics Exhibition and Art From Detritus Exhibition.
Altered Encyclopedia.  2010.  Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell.
Altered Encyclopedia. 2010. Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell.
Altered Encyclopedia.  2010.  Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell.
Altered Encyclopedia. 2010. Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell.
Untitled/House.  2010. Recycled documents, mixed media.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.
Untitled/House. 2010. Recycled documents, mixed media. Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.
Untitled/House.  2010. Recycled documents, mixed media.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.
Untitled/House. 2010. Recycled documents, mixed media. Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.
Autobiography Box.  2009.  mixed media.
Autobiography Box. 2009. mixed media.
Autobiography Box.  2009.  mixed media.
Autobiography Box. 2009. mixed media.
Untitled (Chairs).  Ongoing - Sampling of ceramic chair series.  Exhibited in Sumei Food For Thought Exhibition and Adelphi Artists and Authors Exhibition.
Untitled (Chairs). Ongoing - Sampling of ceramic chair series. Exhibited in Sumei Food For Thought Exhibition and Adelphi Artists and Authors Exhibition.
hoastbowls.jpeg
glassexperiments.jpg
green homes article.jpg
Longings and Baskets.  2008.  Mixed media.  In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.
Longings and Baskets. 2008. Mixed media. In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.
Longings and Baskets.  2008.  Mixed media.  In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.
Longings and Baskets. 2008. Mixed media. In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.
Delicacies.  2008.  (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments.  Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
Delicacies. 2008. (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments. Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
Delicacies.  2008.  (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments.  Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
Delicacies. 2008. (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments. Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
Delicacies.  2008.  (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments.  Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
Delicacies. 2008. (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments. Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
courtney_weida_self_portrait.jpg
Untitled (Tree Form).  2009.  Ceramic, enamel.  Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.
Untitled (Tree Form). 2009. Ceramic, enamel. Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.
Untitled (Tree Form).  2009.  Ceramic, enamel.  Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.
Untitled (Tree Form). 2009. Ceramic, enamel. Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.
courtney_weida_NU_coat.jpg
Book.jpg
Poetty Spoon.jpeg
The Art of the Bra Gets Extra Support at Creative Cups 2013 Exhibition - Adelphi University
The Art of the Bra Gets Extra Support at Creative Cups 2013 Exhibition - Adelphi University
Untitled/Goddesses.  2010.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition.  Stoneware and paint.
Untitled/Goddesses. 2010. Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition. Stoneware and paint.
DSC02268.jpeg
2009.  Delicacies Part II.  Human hair, glass, glue.
2009. Delicacies Part II. Human hair, glass, glue.
2009.  Stoneware with recycled paper.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.
2009. Stoneware with recycled paper. Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.
CourtneyWeidaLargeGeodeForm2009.jpeg
Toes.  2008. stoneware.  (in-progress)
Toes. 2008. stoneware. (in-progress)Toes.  2008. stoneware.  (in-progress) This series of toes explores the body part as a sort singular object and as a community or body of individuals.  This is a work of multiples that explores gathering realistic, humanoid objects that are whimsical and/or horrific.
Toes.  2008. stoneware.  (in-progress)
Toes. 2008. stoneware. (in-progress)Toes.  2008. stoneware.  (in-progress) This series of toes explores the body part as a sort singular object and as a community or body of individuals.  This is a work of multiples that explores gathering realistic, humanoid objects that are whimsical and/or horrific.
Untitled/Needle Felting.  2013.  Exhibited in Rockville Centre Library Exhibition.  Fiber.
Untitled/Needle Felting. 2013. Exhibited in Rockville Centre Library Exhibition. Fiber.Untitled/Needle FeltingUntitled/Needle Felting.  2013.  Exhibited in Rockville Centre Library Exhibition.  Fiber.These figures are intended to reference a variety of cultural traditions and evoke different meanings. 
potingallery.jpg
Tree Sculpture 2011.  Wire and Hand-made paper.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.
Tree Sculpture 2011. Wire and Hand-made paper. Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.Tree Sculpture 2011.  Wire and Hand-made paper.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.Inspired by research undertaken with a travel grant to the Forest History Society in Durham, NC.
Rapunzel.  2013.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition.  Fiber and found objects.
Rapunzel. 2013. Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition. Fiber and found objects.Rapunzel.  2013.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition.  Fiber and found objects.This work was inspired by the writing of Katherine Anne Porter about women artists, as well as the fairy tales Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin.  Braids are laden with discarded art tools and fragments of old art projects.
Eve Painting 2011.  Exhibited in Williamsburg Art and Historical Center Exhibition: Paradise Lost.  Mixed media painting based up John Milton's poem.
Eve Painting 2011. Exhibited in Williamsburg Art and Historical Center Exhibition: Paradise Lost. Mixed media painting based up John Milton's poem.Eve Painting 2011.  Exhibited in Williamsburg Art and Historical Center Exhibition: Paradise Lost.  Mixed media painting based up John Milton's poem.
2011.  Altered text from In a Country of Mothers, White Oleander, and Are you my Mother.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors at Adelphi University.
2011. Altered text from In a Country of Mothers, White Oleander, and Are you my Mother. Exhibited in Artists and Authors at Adelphi University.2011.  Altered text from In a Country of Mothers,White Oleander, and Are you my Mother.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors at Adelphi University.
Porcelain_Pods___arial_view_by_C0urt.jpg
Glory Box.  2009.  Exhibited in "The Ecstatic" - Curious Matter Gallery.
Glory Box. 2009. Exhibited in "The Ecstatic" - Curious Matter Gallery.Glory Box.  2009.  Exhibited in "The Ecstatic" - Curious Matter Gallery.Glory Box is named for hope chests (otherwise called "glory boxes") in which unmarried women once packed precious objects in anticipation of married life.  In this case, the precious object within the box is a form not unlike the vagina itself.  This work addresses the interesting and problematic nature of virginity and female sexualities.  I created a flowery form in the clay that was rich, drippy, and full of eggs.  I wanted to enclose it in a surrounding space that is glistening and glittering.  Indirectly, this work reiterates and responds to questions of feminists like bell hooks and Gloria Steinem of how we can envision empowering and liberatory female sexuality. 
"the things we say last."  2004.  Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif.
"the things we say last." 2004. Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif."the things we say last."  2004.  Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif.  Inscribed with poetry fragment:  "the things we say last are never the things we mean most."Exhibited in Harlem Artists Open Studio, in private collection.
"the things we say last."  2004.  Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif.  Inscribed with poetry fragment:
"the things we say last." 2004. Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif. Inscribed with poetry fragment:"the things we say last."  2004.  Stoneware, hand-built home form with codex motif.  Inscribed with poetry fragment:  "the things we say last are never the things we mean most."Exhibited in Harlem Artists Open Studio, in private collection.
Alchemy Project.  2006 - ongoing.  Mixed media.  Exhibited in Macy Gallery Ceramics Exhibition and Art From Detritus Exhibition.
Alchemy Project. 2006 - ongoing. Mixed media. Exhibited in Macy Gallery Ceramics Exhibition and Art From Detritus Exhibition.Alchemy Project.  2006 - ongoing.  Mixed media.  Exhibited in Macy Gallery Ceramics Exhibition and Art From Detritus Exhibition.  This project of fragmentary objects classified and organized is called "ALCHEMY." It utilizes recycled glass and plastics that my urban community (friends, coworkers, maintenance staff, etc) helped me to collect over the course of several months. This sculpture is composed of a found box, recycled plastic beverage lids, recycled glass, hot glue, copper flakes, and fragments of porcelain and stoneware sculpture - both glazed and unglazed. The individual plastic containers are to be arranged by the viewer-participant in nearly infinite configurations. As an educator, i would encourage folks to borrow/try out such processes in their own art and/or students' projects.  
Altered Encyclopedia.  2010.  Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell.
Altered Encyclopedia. 2010. Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell.Altered Encyclopedia.  2010.  Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell. 1.RunningPermitted threatsThe mostHeatFlow awayWhatWho WhereWhat2.Your hairBrilliantOff blueArticle3.AlmostLike aMoothnessThe signMust be evenly4.Place Can produceNothingBy whirling powerfulWindStormThat works5.LightThe bodyCould detectRecordingsStrongAnd to repairObjectsAcross the cloth 
Altered Encyclopedia.  2010.  Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell.
Altered Encyclopedia. 2010. Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell.Altered Encyclopedia.  2010.  Exhibited in How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell. 1.RunningPermitted threatsThe mostHeatFlow awayWhatWho WhereWhat2.Your hairBrilliantOff blueArticle3.AlmostLike aMoothnessThe signMust be evenly4.Place Can produceNothingBy whirling powerfulWindStormThat works5.LightThe bodyCould detectRecordingsStrongAnd to repairObjectsAcross the cloth 
Untitled/House.  2010. Recycled documents, mixed media.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.
Untitled/House. 2010. Recycled documents, mixed media. Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.Untitled/House.  2010.Recycled documents, mixed media.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.For me, this project evokes castles, fairy tales, and mythologies, as well as archives.  It is made from all the papers, memos, and other printed matter that became irrelevant over the course of one year.  Using just a blender, window screen, and torn paper, it is possible to create this very thick and textural sculptural material.
Untitled/House.  2010. Recycled documents, mixed media.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.
Untitled/House. 2010. Recycled documents, mixed media. Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.Untitled/House.  2010.Recycled documents, mixed media.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition and Art from Detritus Exhibition.For me, this project evokes castles, fairy tales, and mythologies, as well as archives.  It is made from all the papers, memos, and other printed matter that became irrelevant over the course of one year.  Using just a blender, window screen, and torn paper, it is possible to create this very thick and textural sculptural material.
Autobiography Box.  2009.  mixed media.
Autobiography Box. 2009. mixed media.Autobiography Box.  2009.  mixed media. "I admired you for years from the safety of the other side of your books, from behind your pages.When I became your student, I knelt before you like a child, like a follower - when you asked who exactly I was.I tried to explain myself cleverly, stumbled to remember the word "alliteration", and felt myself fragmented:i was a toddler begging to be looked at truly looked at and not able to hold your attentioni was myself, a stupid graduate student awkwardly trying to be clever and i was you, a frail but fiery person unable to smooth out the anxiety, the futility the terrible mediocrityand yet not quite able to look away."
Autobiography Box.  2009.  mixed media.
Autobiography Box. 2009. mixed media.Autobiography Box.  2009.  mixed media. "I admired you for years from the safety of the other side of your books, from behind your pages.When I became your student, I knelt before you like a child, like a follower - when you asked who exactly I was.I tried to explain myself cleverly, stumbled to remember the word "alliteration", and felt myself fragmented:i was a toddler begging to be looked at truly looked at and not able to hold your attentioni was myself, a stupid graduate student awkwardly trying to be clever and i was you, a frail but fiery person unable to smooth out the anxiety, the futility the terrible mediocrityand yet not quite able to look away."
Untitled (Chairs).  Ongoing - Sampling of ceramic chair series.  Exhibited in Sumei Food For Thought Exhibition and Adelphi Artists and Authors Exhibition.
Untitled (Chairs). Ongoing - Sampling of ceramic chair series. Exhibited in Sumei Food For Thought Exhibition and Adelphi Artists and Authors Exhibition.Untitled (Chairs).  Ongoing - Sampling of ceramic chair series.  Exhibited in Sumei Food For Thought Exhibition and Adelphi Artists and Authors Exhibition.
hoastbowls.jpeg
glassexperiments.jpg
green homes article.jpg
Longings and Baskets.  2008.  Mixed media.  In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.
Longings and Baskets. 2008. Mixed media. In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.Longings and Baskets.  2008.  Mixed media.  In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.Over a period of several months, I recycled colorful wiring into small baskets.  Using yarn, wood, beads, and ribbons, I braided and twisted the baskets in a hanging weaving.  The work addresses saving, collecting, and keeping.   
Longings and Baskets.  2008.  Mixed media.  In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.
Longings and Baskets. 2008. Mixed media. In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.Longings and Baskets.  2008.  Mixed media.  In Adelphi University faculty exhibition.Over a period of several months, I recycled colorful wiring into small baskets.  Using yarn, wood, beads, and ribbons, I braided and twisted the baskets in a hanging weaving.  The work addresses saving, collecting, and keeping.   
Delicacies.  2008.  (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments.  Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
Delicacies. 2008. (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments. Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.This work addresses the passing on of precious objects, memories, and other morsels through families.  With precious tastes of spoonfuls and forkfuls of food at ornate and mundane celebrations, rituals that include keepsakes, secrets, and stories are also “fed” to us.  To me, these delicacies are anthropomorphic, and perhaps are like a little family.  As surrealist objects, these works might ask how costume jewelry fragments correspond with Meret Oppenheim’s fur-covered cup and saucer (in response to Pablo Picasso’s statement that one could cover nearly anything with fur.  I also think that notions of the “silver spoon,” heirlooms, celebrations and birthing/generation may be lurking.
Delicacies.  2008.  (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments.  Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
Delicacies. 2008. (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments. Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.This work addresses the passing on of precious objects, memories, and other morsels through families.  With precious tastes of spoonfuls and forkfuls of food at ornate and mundane celebrations, rituals that include keepsakes, secrets, and stories are also “fed” to us.  To me, these delicacies are anthropomorphic, and perhaps are like a little family.  As surrealist objects, these works might ask how costume jewelry fragments correspond with Meret Oppenheim’s fur-covered cup and saucer (in response to Pablo Picasso’s statement that one could cover nearly anything with fur.  I also think that notions of the “silver spoon,” heirlooms, celebrations and birthing/generation may be lurking.
Delicacies.  2008.  (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments.  Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.
Delicacies. 2008. (Ladle, fork, spoons.) Found objects and fragments. Exhibited in Dia de los Muertes Exhibition, in private collection.This work addresses the passing on of precious objects, memories, and other morsels through families.  With precious tastes of spoonfuls and forkfuls of food at ornate and mundane celebrations, rituals that include keepsakes, secrets, and stories are also “fed” to us.  To me, these delicacies are anthropomorphic, and perhaps are like a little family.  As surrealist objects, these works might ask how costume jewelry fragments correspond with Meret Oppenheim’s fur-covered cup and saucer (in response to Pablo Picasso’s statement that one could cover nearly anything with fur.  I also think that notions of the “silver spoon,” heirlooms, celebrations and birthing/generation may be lurking.
courtney_weida_self_portrait.jpg
Untitled (Tree Form).  2009.  Ceramic, enamel.  Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.
Untitled (Tree Form). 2009. Ceramic, enamel. Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.Untitled (Tree Form).  2009.  Ceramic, enamel.  Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.
Untitled (Tree Form).  2009.  Ceramic, enamel.  Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.
Untitled (Tree Form). 2009. Ceramic, enamel. Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.Untitled (Tree Form).  2009.  Ceramic, enamel.  Featured in Sumei Food for Thought Exhibition.
courtney_weida_NU_coat.jpg
Book.jpg
Poetty Spoon.jpeg
The Art of the Bra Gets Extra Support at Creative Cups 2013 Exhibition - Adelphi University
Untitled/Goddesses.  2010.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition.  Stoneware and paint.
Untitled/Goddesses. 2010. Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition. Stoneware and paint.Untitled/Goddesses.  2010.  Exhibited in Adelphi University Faculty Exhibition.  Stoneware and paint.This work explores motherhood, babies, and goddessesthrough pale, bone-colored forms that are like totems. Their gathering as a unified space is meant to be both comforting and unsettling.
DSC02268.jpeg
2009.  Delicacies Part II.  Human hair, glass, glue.
2009. Delicacies Part II. Human hair, glass, glue.2009.  Delicacies Part II.  Human hair, glass, glue.  
2009.  Stoneware with recycled paper.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.
2009. Stoneware with recycled paper. Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University.2009.  Stoneware with recycled paper.  Exhibited in Artists and Authors Exhibition at Adelphi University. 
CourtneyWeidaLargeGeodeForm2009.jpeg
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