Kurt is originally from Santa Rosa, California but now makes his home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He has been a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, Penland School of Crafts, and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. He has attended various institutes of higher learning including The University of Wyoming (degree in education), SUNY New Paltz, NSCAD, and Louisiana State University (MFA). In 2009-2010, he was the Fergus Post MFA fellow at The Ohio State University.
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