Tony Marsh


clay and glaze
20 x 14 x 13 inches

Tony Marsh has worked for decades in ceramic, using the medium and its traditional processes as basis for explorations into light, color, accumulation, and form. Previous bodies of work have included punctured vessels that allow in light and break apart the mass, and shallow ceramic boxes that contain rearrangeable blocks of color in playful compositions. For his most recent series Spill and Catch, Marsh layers wet polychromatic glazes over each other; the color pools and drips over the vessels’ indentions, changing the work in unexpected ways. Marsh is based in Long Beach, California, and his works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and LACMA, Los Angeles, among others.