California ceramic artist Marge Margulies has been working as a studio potter for more than 30 years. Over this time the styles she has created have evolved while maintaining a fluid relationship to influences that were formed early. A deep appreciation for the colors and classic forms of the mid-century aesthetic has led to inventive updates and stylish re-interpretations that form a very recognizable personal imprint.
Expressive and sculptural vessels, functional and decorative centerpieces and a glorious celebration of the dinner table best describes this colorful, ever evolving and joyous body of ceramic work.
Each piece is thrown on the wheel, then a series of hand processes are used to alter the shapes. Colored glazes are applied in various ways to achieve lively, unusual and satisfying color groupings and deliciously soft surfaces. The intention is to make pieces that are evenly thrown, and feel lightweight and balanced.
Until moving to Northern California in 2008, Marge had been working in Philadelphia as a professional studio potter after graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1981. She has exhibited both regionally and nationally, including ACC shows, the Smithsonian, the Philadelphia Museum and other shows.