Tony Marsh


TONY MARSH (b.1954, New York City, NY) earned a bachelor of Fine Arts in 1978 from California State University in Long Beach before traveling to Mashiko, Japan to apprentice at Shimaoka Pottery with Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Marsh was director of the Mendocino Art Center Ceramics program from 1983 to 1985, and then lectured at California State University in Long Beach. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in 1988 from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 1989, Marsh accepted a teaching position at California State University in Long Beach and is currently the chair of the Ceramics Department. Marsh’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at galleries such as Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX; Pierre Marie Giraud Gallery, Brussels; Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO; Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA; and Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada; and Takumi Folk Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan among others. He is the recipient of numerous residencies and awards including the Cheongju International Craft Bienale, Korea (2015) and the Northern Clay Center Minneapolis, MN Artist in Residence (2005) and frequently lectures and hosts workshops internationally. He resides in Long Beach, California.