Roberta Marks

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Catalog

Accession no: 1999.8.15 Type of work: Ceramic

Permanent Collection

Artist/creator: Roberta Marks
Born: 1936

Artist biography: Florida artist Roberta Marks was one of the 1980s masters of pit fired ceramics.
She combined this technique with painting on the pot once the piece was fired. She is now an
established painter and sculptor with a studio in the Keys and shows extensively throughout Florida.
Born in Savannah, Georgia she studied at the University of Florida, Gainesville; University of Miami,
Coral Gables, Florida; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Art Center, Miami, Florida; and
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina.

Title of work: Vessel
Date of item: 1981
Dimensions: 22" h
Description: Large pot with matte, unglazed surface in browns and blacks. Many small pits and
marks in the surface, which are inherent to the process. The bottom has a round, bulbous bottom on a
small foot. T he pot narrows at the waist and then flares out into a conical neck.
Material: clay
Medium: Ceramic
Country of origin: United States
Descriptors: Ceramicists; Ceramics
See also: (Related descriptors)
Artist, ceramics
Artists, ceramic
Ceramic artist
Ceramic ware
Clark and Del Vecchio Collection

Condition: Good
Provenance: Donated to SAMFA in November 1999 by Garth Clark Gallery, who acquired it from the artist.

Donor information:
Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio, Garth Clark Gallery

Cataloger name: Karen Zimmerly
Date: August 11, 2005
Sources used:
Museum file