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Search Marks

Browse the marks gallery 
to find makers using mark 
and/or signature search

Search Artist’s Name/Keyword

Search by name or keyword 
to learn about the artist

Search Artist Index

Find an artist by name in an alphabetical listing


Welcome to the Marks Project - A dictionary of American Ceramics, 1945-present

Welcome to The Marks Project,, A Dictionary of American Ceramics, 1945-present. Our website includes marks (stamps, chops and/or signatures, etc.) usually found on the bottom of ceramic objects created by potters, ceramic artists and sculptors. We  welcome your feedback on the website, its search functions, and appearance. Give us your suggestions on how to make it better. We will continue to improve your search experience  and to add new Artists’ Pages to the database. 

This website is dedicated to two functions search and documentation of American contemporary and studio ceramics, 1945 to present.  For the researcher, collector or serendipitous visitor, the site offers access to an ever growing catalog of American studio ceramists and their marks.

For the ceramic artists and their heirs the site offers a documentation service to record ceramic work, mark(s) and professional data to establish a work and mark history and an artist’s legacy. To be included in the database, email [email protected] with the subject line: "Notify me when new website launches." We will send you an email when new site launches and the self-documentation form is working.

Use our CONTACT page or email us at [email protected] to submit feedback, questions or comments.


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Be a part of The Marks Project make a tax-deductible contribution today. The Marks Project, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization. Donate online or send a check to The Marks Project, 1009B Main Street, PO Box 238, Hope Valley, RI 02832, USA.


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TMP, a division of The Marks Project, Inc., has created and maintains TMP ( ) website to provide a research tool to assist in the identification and attribution of American studio ceramics and ceramic makers, working from 1946 to present. TMP is not a valuation tool. TMP is not an authentication tool.

By accessing and using this website and its content you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms, which TMP may change at any time. read more »