Resident Artist and Instructor
Graduate and Undergraduate
Virginia Marsh received her B.A. in Art from DePauw University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University. She taught undergraduate and graduate ceramics at the University of Louisville from 1975 to 1995. She also taught special courses for such schools as Purdue University Extension, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Banff Centre School of Art, where she was Artist-in-Residence in1984.
Beginning when there were only a few publishers interested in pottery and its history, she was able, through her work as editorial advisor to the Chilton Book Company, to help increase the range and number of books available. She has traveled throughout north America to exhibit and conduct workshops. Field studies on pottery in Japan and England further inform her understanding of the long and rich history of ceramics. She has published numerous articles on ceramics and her work is featured in major texts on the subject.
Mrs. Marsh and family designed and built their small home in the hills of southern Indiana. The work on this organic subsistence farm combined care for the land, garden and livestock with restoring abused land to health in part by planting some 800 trees and protecting existing woodland.
Since returning to her home state of Texas in 2000, Mrs. Marsh works as a "Resident Artist and lecture on the history of ceramics at the University of Dallas. She also volunteers as an instructor at the Craft Guild of Dallas.