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Charles Wissinger, Chuck Wissinger

Biography to Display: 

Born 1945 Windber, Pennsylvania   

Died 2020  Kingsville, Texas



1968 BS Art Education Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania

1970 MFA Ceramics Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio



1974 – 2000 Professor, Ceramics, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

2000 – 2003 Professor, Ceramics, University of Texas- Pan American, Edinburg, Texas

2003 – 2011 Professor, Ceramics, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas



Charles Wissinger is best known for slab-build and mold-cast earthenware sculptures. Decorative techniques include sprayed or brushed on slip in multiple layers, using paper templates and tape friskets for masking surface designs[1]. The piece is then salt fired. Wissinger also uses other materials to construct his work such as metal, wood and stone.

Wissinger was married to ceramic sculptor Sara Fulden Wissinger.

[1] “Chuck Wissinger: Prairie Landscapes.” Ceramics Monthly 28, no. 2: p. 62. ceramics-monthly-feb80-cei0280d.pdf (



Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton, Alberta

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

Jingdezhen Experimental Factory @ Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen, China

Museum of Applied Arts, Trondheim, Norway

North Central Washington Museum, Winatchee, Washington

The Ohio State University Collection, Columbus, Ohio

Red Deer College, Permanent Collection, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada


Bibliography to Display: 

“Chuck Wissinger: Prairie Landscapes.” Ceramics Monthly 28, no. 2. ceramics-monthly-feb80-cei0280d.pdf (

Flores, Iliana. “Remembering a ‘Maestro’.” The Southern Texan, Thursday, February 27, 2020, 94, issue 17. The South Texan Vol. 94 Issue 17 by The South Texan - Issuu.

“Wissinger & Wissinger Art Show.” RGV+Beyond Arts & More Magazine 1, no. 31 (2012).

“Wissinger Art Collection. Works of Art, International flair essence of TCTC exhibit.” Valley Morning Star, Friday, September 21, 2012.

Wissinger, Charles E. “Ceramics in America Enters the 21st Century.” NUKTA ART, Biannual Contemporary Art Magazine of Pakistan Vol. 3, ONE 2008.

Wissinger, Chuck (Curator). “The Wissinger Collection: 20 Year of International Ceramics.” The Works Art & Design Festival Magazine, June 2005.

Wissinger, Charles E. “Charles E. and Sara Fulden Wissinger.” Tapestry. Texas A&M University Kingsville. Women and Gender Studies Journal. 2017. Tapestry_2017.pdf (




Center for CraftCenter For Craft



AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


Date: 1987
Form: Sculpture
Dimensions: 15.8 x 13.3 x 40 inches
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.349, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.349, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Lange, Hanna. "The Marks Project." Last modified September 29, 2022.