Kurt Teeter was born in Keene, New Hampshire, raised in Provo, Utah, and received his BFA from Utah Valley University in 2007. There, he studied under Joseph Germaine, Mark Talbert, and Brian Jensen. From the advice of his mentors he attended West Virginia University and attained his Masters of Fine Arts degree in May, 2011. In 2008 He received a grant through the Luce Foundation to study in Jingdezhen, China for the Fall Semester. In 2009 he assisted Professor He (a Chinese visiting artist) on a stone sculpture for the upcoming West Virginia University art museum. He also received the Global Education Opportunities Grant through WVU to study Talavera ceramics in Guanajuato, Mexico.