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Virginia J. Marsh, Ginny Marsh

Biography to Display: 

1945 Born, Sherman, Texas



1967 AB DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

1969 MFA Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


1984 Banff Centre School of Art, Alberta, Canada


1980-1995 Editorial Advisor, Chilton Book Company

 Studio Potter

1975-1995 Professor of Fine Arts, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

2000—Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

2000—Adjunct Professor, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas


Ginny Marsh is known for thrown and hand built high fire stoneware and porcelain vessels intended for domestic use and garden ornaments. Marsh completed numerous commissions for architectural installations.

Marsh studied with Richard Peeler at DePauw University. She worked collaboratively with Tom Marsh, her husband, from 1968 until his death in 1991.

See also Tom Marsh.


Public Collections to Display: 

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC



Bibliography to Display: 

Arbuckle, Linda, ed. 500 Plates and Chargers: Innovative Expressions of Function and Style. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2008.
Burkett, Richard and Glenn C. Nelson. A Potter’s Handbook, 6th ed. London: Thomson Learning, 2002.

Cushing, Val M. The Ceramic Design Book, a Gallery of Contemporary Work. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998.
Davis, Don. Wheel-Thrown Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998.

“Ginny and Tom Marsh.” Ceramics Monthly (January 1979).

Hemachandra, Ray and Jim Romberg. 500 Raku: Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique. Asheville, NC: Lark Crafts, 2011.

Hopper, Robin. Functional Pottery, Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose, 2nd.edition. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.
___________. The Ceramic Spectrum, 2nded. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.

___________. The Ceramic Spectrum, 1st ed.  Radnor, PA: Chilton Books, 1984.
Hunt, Willian. “Marsh Pottery.” Ceramics Monthly (March 1974).

__________. 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society, 2003.
“Kentucky Potters.” Studio Potter (Summer 1987).

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design, v. 2. Asheville, NC: Lark Crafts, 2013.

Marsh, Virginia. “Surface Design and Clay.” Contact: The Alberta Potter’s Association Quarterly, no. 97 (Summer 1994).

____________.“The Ceremony of Tea.” Ceramics: Art and Perception, no 24 (June 1996).

____________. “Notes on the Teaching of Ceramic History.” Studio Potter 25, no. 1 (December 1996).

____________. “Wheel Throwing: Low Stress Centering.” Pottery Making Illustrated (winter 1998).

Molinaro, Joe. Pottery Tour of Kentucky. Lexington, KY: Crystal Communications, 2000.
Pancioli, Diana. Extruded Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1999.

Rogers, Phil. Ash Glazes. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1991.

Salamoni, Amedeo. Wood fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 2013.
Triplett, Kathy. Handbuilt Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1997.
Turner, Anderson. Pottery Making Techniques. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society, 2004.
Zakin Richard. Ceramics: Mastering the Craft, 2nd ed. Iola, WI: Krause
Publications, 2001.





Typical Marks
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown (White Hakeme slip on exterior carbon trap glaze with soluble materials that bleed through to exterior to intensify color.)
Surface Technique: Slip
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 16, 2023.