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Gordon Martz, with Jane Martz

Biography to Display: 

1924 Born Chicago, Illinois

2015 Died

EDUCATION

1951 BFA New York State College of Industrial Ceramic Design, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1943-1946 Army Air Force, draftsmen

1951-1989 Partner, Marshall Studios, Inc.

1989-2015 Studio potter

 

Gordon Martz married Jane Marshall soon after graduating from 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 Jane Martz.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

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

 

 

Typical Marks
1948-1989
1948-1989
1953
1953
1948-1989
1989—
Vase
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 October 6, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/martz-1