Welcome to The Marks Project, www.themarksproject.org, A Marks Dictionary of American Studio Ceramics, 1946-present. Our newly launched website includes marks, stamps, chops and/or signatures usually found on the bottom of ceramics, pottery, porcelain, stoneware, etc. created by potters, studio ceramic artists, and sculptors. New artists and marks are being added weekly. We encourage your feedback on the website, its search functions, appearance and suggested improvements. We will continue to refine the website functions and to add artists to the database. The Marks Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
This site is a free research tool to assist in identifying American studio ceramic objects. The search process leads from general to specific; ending with an artist page including images, a biography, bibliography, and list of public institutions holding each artist’s work and links to artist's websites.
This site is a free marks registry for ceramic artists. To be included in the database and create a link to your website select Questionnaire to submit your information.
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TMP, a division of The Marks Project, Inc., has created and maintains TMP (themarksproject.org ) website to provide a research tool to assist in the identification and attribution of American studio ceramics and ceramic makers, working from 1946 to present. TMP is not a valuation tool. TMP is not an authentication tool.
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