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Marion Schlauch

Biography to Display: 

1945 West Orange, New Jersey


1966 BS Art Education, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, New York

1968-1970 Graduate Coursework in Ceramics with Victor Spinsky, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware


1966-1972 Elementary and Junior High Art Teacher, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Florida Public Schools

1973-2006 Sole Proprietor, Schlauch Pottery

2007—Sole Proprietor, Jumping Cactus Pottery


Marion Schlauch is known for wheel thrown, and occasionally slab built, brown or white stoneware functional pottery. Schlauch’s signature forms include bowls, pitchers, and mugs.

Surface treatment in the greenware stage includes rim alterations, slip trailed low relief lines, stamping, and applying lizard or frog sprigs.

Schlauch's work is fired in a cone 10 gas reduction kiln. Works prior to the 1980's mainly focus on earth toned glazes. Works created after 1980 offer a range of brighter colors that are dipped or sprayed with several glaze applications, often with abstracted landscape. Between the 1980's and 1990's Schlauch also created a series of jars that feature alliteration as a central element.

Public Collections


Bibliography to Display: 

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. 500 Pitchers: Contemporary Explorations of a Classic Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2006.





Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks
Covered Jar
Date: 1985
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Impressed, Stamped
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 25, 2023.