The Marks Project: A Dictionary of American Ceramics, 1946-Present


Fri - Sat, Sep 6 to Sep 7, 1:00pm - 7:00pm


Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston

photo collage of 16 different potters' marks.The Marks Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit creating the first online research hub for American studio ceramics. This is a searchable, online database of American studio ceramic makers working from 1945 onward and their marks, signatures, back stamps, etc.

For the researcher, collector or curious visitor, the Marks Project offers access to an ever-growing online catalog of American studio ceramists and their marks. For ceramic artists and their heirs, the Marks Project offers a documentation service to record ceramic work, mark(s) and professional data to establish a work and mark history and an artist’s legacy.

Learn about how you can contribute content to The Marks Project database or use it as a research tool. On September 6 from 1:00-1:40 pm, join us for a presentation with Martha Vida, Executive Director of The Marks Project. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limed. RSVP to reserve your seat for this presentation.

If you can’t be at the presentation, representatives from The Marks Project will also be on hand on Saturday, September 7 from 5-7pm during our gallery reception for our 2018-19 Artist-In-Residence Colby Charpentier.

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