Profile

Cover photo
Marshall Colman
Lives in London
65 followers|395,017 views
AboutPosts+1's

Stream

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
NO JOB TOO SMALL
How many times have you read that, only to be told by the company when you ask them to mend your doorbell, “Sorry, it’s too small to be economic”? Well, I found the perfect engineering firm for which it was true: no job really was too small. My second hand ...
How many times have you read that, only to be told by the company when you ask them to mend your doorbell, “Sorry, it's too small to be economic”? Well, I found the perfect engineering firm for which it was true: no job really was too small. My second hand Fitzwilliam potter's wheel required a ...
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
ROTHENSTEIN'S REVOLUTION
William Rothenstein ( left ) was principal of he Royal College of Art from 1920 to 1935. It's hard to believe it now, but when he took over, the RCA was a pretty poor art school and its reputation was low. Rothenstein revolutionized it. He thought it was st...
William Rothenstein (left) was principal of he Royal College of Art from 1920 to 1935. It's hard to believe it now, but when he took over, the RCA was a pretty poor art school and its reputation was low. Rothenstein revolutionized it. He thought it was stuck in an Arts-and-Crafts time warp, ...
1
1
Marshall Colman's profile photoMarie Dangreau's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Marie Dangreau Merci bien.
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
DORA BILLINGTON: FROM ARTS AND CRAFTS TO STUDIO POTTERY
My article on Dora Billington, "From Arts and Crafts to Studio Pottery", has just been published in Interpreting Ceramics - you can read the full text by clicking the link here . It traces her career before 1945, in particular her years at the Royal College...
My article on Dora Billington, "From Arts and Crafts to Studio Pottery", has just been published in Interpreting Ceramics - you can read the full text by clicking the link here. It traces her career before 1945, in particular her years at the Royal College of Art as a student and teacher and her ...
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
WHO WAS DORA BILLINGTON?
As readers of this blog will know, I admire the potter Dora Billington, who admired pottery from all over the world – Persia, China, Italy, Stoke-on-Trent – and not just the small range of oriental ceramics in the Leach canon. (She’s on the right in the pic...
As readers of this blog will know, I admire the potter Dora Billington, who admired pottery from all over the world – Persia, China, Italy, Stoke-on-Trent – and not just the small range of oriental ceramics in the Leach canon. (She's on the right in the picture.) Billington was a dedicated ...
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
remaissance: ST ALBANS - A NEW GALLERY AND MUSEUM FOR THE CITY
St Albans, where I live, is a historic city popular with tourists. It has Ancient British Roman and Saxon foundations. It has a rich musical life, ranging from the International Organ Festival to acoustic performers in local pubs - in fact it seems that nea...
Painting, street art, buildings, cemeteries, popular culture - all these things influence my ceramics, though not in an obvious way. I write about them here if they interest, amuse or annoy me. Sometimes I even write about my own work.
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
CERAMICS IN STORE
Every museum and art gallery has dozens of pieces of work in store, and some have most of their collection in tucked away, but curators are always pleased to bring them out for anyone seriously interested. Last week I went with the Craft Potters Association...
Painting, street art, buildings, cemeteries, popular culture - all these things influence my ceramics, though not in an obvious way. I write about them here if they interest, amuse or annoy me. Sometimes I even write about my own work.
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
153 people
Have him in circles
65 people
Chris Baldwin's profile photo
Pottery Wheel Manufacturers's profile photo
Bonnie Xu's profile photo
Pat Parker's profile photo
Chantal Parisien's profile photo
Trista Hudzik Pottery's profile photo
Pottery Making Info's profile photo
Asmaa ELessealy's profile photo
TouchOfSicily Italy's profile photo

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
William Rothenstein (left) was principal of he Royal College of Art from 1920 to 1935. It's hard to believe it now, but when he took over, the RCA was a pretty poor art school and its reputation was low. Rothenstein revolutionized it. He thought it was stuck in an Arts-and-Crafts time warp, ...
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
My article on Dora Billington, "From Arts and Crafts to Studio Pottery", has just been published in Interpreting Ceramics - you can read the full text by clicking the link here. It traces her career before 1945, in particular her years at the Royal College of Art as a student and teacher and her ...
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
HATFIELD ART IN CLAY, 2015
We had good weather and a happy weekend at Art in Clay at Hatfield House. In the brief lull before returning to work' here's a few things that caught my eye from exhibitors who stood out from the traditional potters. One of Vilas Silverton's Zen rogues ( le...
We had good weather and a happy weekend at Art in Clay at Hatfield House. In the brief lull before returning to work' here's a few things that caught my eye from exhibitors who stood out from the traditional potters. One of Vilas Silverton's Zen rogues (left, top) was featured on the show ticket ...
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
FREDDIE'S RESTAURANT HELPS PUT renaissance: ST ALBANS ON THE MAP
Last night I went to Freddie's restaurant to help raise funds for renaissance: ST ALBANS , the arts initiative I mentioned in my last blog post . St Albans council and the museums trust want to convert the old town hall into a museum and gallery space and m...
Painting, street art, buildings, cemeteries, popular culture - all these things influence my ceramics, though not in an obvious way. I write about them here if they interest, amuse or annoy me. Sometimes I even write about my own work.
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
NEW WORK AT "ART IN CLAY"
Here straight from the kiln are three vases that I'll be exhibiting at Art in Clay, Hatfield, from 3-5 July. Full details here . They are a selection of three of my current patterns: Parrot, Blue Arabesque, and Harlequin.  I'll be showing vases, jugs, mugs ...
Painting, street art, buildings, cemeteries, popular culture - all these things influence my ceramics, though not in an obvious way. I write about them here if they interest, amuse or annoy me. Sometimes I even write about my own work.
1
Add a comment...

Marshall Colman

Shared publicly  - 
 
NELL VYSE, POTTER AND COMMUNIST
This picture came up on e-Bay recently, from the London Illustrated News , May 1922, a reproduction of a painting by W.R.S.Stott. The caption reads, “The revival of the potter’s art: at the kiln. The principal “Revivalist” in the picture – which the artist ...
Painting, street art, buildings, cemeteries, popular culture - all these things influence my ceramics, though not in an obvious way. I write about them here if they interest, amuse or annoy me. Sometimes I even write about my own work.
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
153 people
Have him in circles
65 people
Chris Baldwin's profile photo
Pottery Wheel Manufacturers's profile photo
Bonnie Xu's profile photo
Pat Parker's profile photo
Chantal Parisien's profile photo
Trista Hudzik Pottery's profile photo
Pottery Making Info's profile photo
Asmaa ELessealy's profile photo
TouchOfSicily Italy's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Ceramic artist
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Networking
Story
Tagline
Ceramic artist. Writer.
Introduction

I make simple, elegant pottery for modern interiors. I trained at the Rodmell Pottery, Sussex and at Harrow (BA Ceramics, University of Westminster). I work full time from my studio in St Albans and exhibit throughout the UK. I am one of the few ceramists in Britain using the difficult medium of tin glaze, which requires rapid painting on the unfired glaze. Tin-glazed earthenware has a long pedigree, including Italian maiolica, but I make a contemporary interpretation of it.  My historical sources include abstract expressionism and 1950s textiles. I won the St Albans Museums Trust Prize in 2013 for ceramics shown at UH Galleries. I am researching the life and times of Dora Billington, the influential 20th century potter who taught many leading ceramists at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. 

Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
London
Links
Contributor to
Marshall Colman's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
MARSHALL COLMAN FIRED UP
marshallcolman.blogspot.com

A blog about art, design and popular culture