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Jane Marshall Martz, with Gordon Martz

Biography to Display: 

1929 Born Indianapolis, Indiana

2007 Died Fayetteville, Arkansas


New York State College of Industrial Ceramic Design, Alfred University, Alfred, New York


1951-1989 Partner, Marshall Studios, Inc.

1989Studio potter



Jane Marshall married Gordon Martz soon after leaving Alfred. Together they joined her family business, Marshall Studio. There they developed a large line of slip cast lamp bases that were given a handmade feel by the addition of incised decoration added by hand to each piece.

This method allowed the same slip cast form to be decorated with various different patterns. They also designed dinner ware and tiles used as inlay on table tops. After they sold Marshall Studio they returned to their own studios and made one of a kind functional and sculptural pieces.

See also Gordon Martz.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York


Bibliography to Display: 

Turnquist, Thomas G. “Gordon and Jane Martz, Marshall & Martz.” Journal American Pottery Association 7 no.4 (1992).



Typical Marks
Date: 1953
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection

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