Tony Marsh (artist)

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Tony Marsh
Born(1954-05-26)26 May 1954
EducationCalifornia State University, Long Beach BFA (1978)
Apprenticeship under Japanese potter Shimaoka (1978 – 1981)
New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University MFA (1989)
Known forCeramic art

Anthony J. "Tony" Marsh (born May 26, 1954)[1] is an American contemporary ceramic artist who lives and works in Long Beach, California. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1978 from California State University Long Beach. From 1978 to 1981, Marsh studied as an apprentice under Japanese potter Shimaoka, in Mashiko, Japan. Marsh also worked with Shimaoka's shokunin, or craftsmen, on a daily basis and was notably influenced by the traditional culture of the community.[2] Shimaoka's method provided an example for Marsh that contrasted with his experience of art-making in the United States. After leaving Japan, Marsh received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1988 from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 1989 Marsh was hired to teach at his undergraduate alma mater, Cal State Long Beach, where he continues to be a professor of art and head of the ceramics department.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ Oral history interview with Tony Marsh, Archives of American Art, 2009
  3. ^ Lauria, Jo. "Dialogues in Clay: A Conversation Between Tony Marsh and Kurt Weiser", Ceramics: Art and Perception no. 50, 2002. pp. 8–13.
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  • Marsh, Tony. "Art as Homage", Studio Potter 29, number 2.
  • Marsh, Tony. General Artist's Statement, December 2001.
  • Tony Marsh at Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels
  • Tony Marsh at Hedge, San Francisco, CA

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