Marc Hansen

Marc Hansen

(n.d.) lives in Kalamazoo, MI
Bottle, 1975
porcelain, crystal glaze, 8 ¾ x 6 x 5 ¾ inches, 93.39.19

In the spring of 1971, the Tennessee Arts Commission supported the promotion and establishment of the U.S. International Ceramics Symposium. The objective for the events was to build a network of support for ceramic art worldwide under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics and the Verband International Ceramics Symposiums. The Second U.S. Symposium was held at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 1975.

Hansen exhibited at the Syracuse Ceramic Nationals in the 1950s-60s and appeared in Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook by Glenn C. Nelson.  His work was shown at The Art Institute of Chicago, and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Hansen was a student of Herbert Sanders and he developed some extremely beautiful crystalline glazes. He too went on to become a researcher and educator and he formulated his own frits using them as part of the entire glaze.

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