Robert Weiss is a talented artist who enjoys creating ceramics that feature his signature glazes on porcelain. He is also passionate about helping students pursue their dreams of a career in art. Mr. Weiss will be trekking Mt. Everest to the North Base Camp (over 17,000 feet and working at temperatures between 0-15ºF) to create special pots that will be offered through an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for art scholarships for students.
“Our Scholarship Fund assists graduating high school seniors in pursuing their passion in the arts, including music, drama, painting, sculpture, design, ceramics, culinary, photography and other forms of art,” said Weiss, who graduated from Otis Art Institute with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. He has been creating unique high-fire ceramics for more than 50 years. Together with his wife, Patricia, he has created a scholarship fund to encourage students to pursue an education in the arts. In the past 13 years, the fund has awarded 63 scholarships. All profits from the sales of his work is awarded to graduating high school art students. His expedition to Mount Everest is designed to promote awareness of the fund and give young artists the recognition they deserve.
As seen at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/world-record-for-making-a-pot-on-mt-everest, the IndieGoGo campaign offers several pledge levels and a number of perks. For $35, donors will receive a small hand-thrown tumbler finished with a special crystalline glaze. Donors will receive a large tumbler for $55 and two large tumblers for $75. For $100, donors can receive a limited edition piece hand-thrown on Mt. Everest. For $500, donors receive the limited edition piece and four crystalline-glazed mugs. All pieces will be handmade, signed and numbered by Robert Weiss.
For more information, see the IndieGoGo page.
About Robert Weiss:
Robert Weiss is an artist with a special interest in promoting the education of young artists. For 13 years, he has been sponsoring art scholarships; now, he is launching an IndieGoGo campaign based on a trip to Mt. Everest during which he will create a limited edition porcelain piece that he will sign and number (only 200 will be made after which the mold will be broken).