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Marc F. Hansen

Biography to Display: 

Born 1925 

Died 1975

 

EDUCATION

San Jose State College, San Jose, California

MFA    The Ohio State, Toledo, Ohio

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Professor of Ceramics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

BIOGRAPHY

Marc Hansen is known for bottles or vase forms. Decorative techniques focus on crystalline glazes developed by Hansen. His signature crystalline glazes were the result of experimentation and were often achieved by applying the glaze up to an inch thick. Firing temperature was initially rapidly increased then dropped to a holding temperature which was held steady for several hours to allow crystals to grow.

Hansen represented the United States at the International Ceramic Symposium at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the summer of 1975.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, Tennessee

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Burkett, Richard., Nelson, Glenn C. Ceramics: A Potter's Handbook. United States: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002.

Layer, Aiden. “Marc Hansen.” Tennessee Arts Commission: Permanent Collection. https://tnartscommission.org/permanentcollection/marc-hansen/

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

“Hansen” inscribed, with a year at the base.

"MH" with M and H attached to each other

1953
1970
Vase
Date: 1953
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown (Cream matte over applied clay and brown slip.)
Surface Technique: Slip
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Bottle
Date: 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
American Museum of Ceramic Art _2004.2.271, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art _2004.2.271, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
1970
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 25, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/hansen-0