Marshall Colman MSDC
Marshall has been making ceramics for over fifty years, first becoming interested in pottery while he was an undergradate at Keele University, near Stoke on Trent. He then trained with Judith Partridge at the Rodmell Pottery, where he learned the maiolica technique. After a break during which he worked in public administration, latterly as head of local economic development in an English local authority, he took a BA in Ceramics at Harrow, the University of Westminster, subsequently returning to full-time making. His studio in St Albans, Hertfordshire. He also writes about the history of design and the decorative arts.
1946 - Born
1968 - BA (Hons) History and Politics, Keele University
1971-2 - Worked with Judith Partridge, Rodmell Pottery
1973-2006 - Worked in public administration
1997-2006 - Head of Economic Development, Welwyn Hatfield Council
2009 - BA (Hons) Ceramics, Harrow, University of Westminster
2009 to present - Studio in St Albans
2013 - Winner of the St Albans Museums Trust Prize
2017- Winner of the London Potters Judges Award
His work is featured in: Maiolica, Daphne Carnegy (2011); Contemporary Tableware, Linda Bloomfield (2013); and Surface Decoration, Kevin Millward (2016). His most recent publication is 'Resurrecting the Fame and Glory of the Chelsea figure: English Studio Pottery Modelling in the 1920s and 1930s', West 86th - A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2023.