Marianne Brown, Lawrenceburg, KY
Marianne Brown Pottery
Marianne Brown-Mize learned to throw pots at the Indianapolis Art League, spent one year studying at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in TN, and went on to receive her B.F.A. from the Memphis College of Art. She has also taken classes at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.
Marianne works in stoneware clay and fires her functional pottery in a gas kiln that she built herself. Her inspiration comes from ancient Persian pottery as well as from contemporary Middle Eastern tiles. She decorates her work with clay stamps and prefers matte soft-hued glazes. Creating a wide variety of forms, she often plays with the juxtaposition of rims and pattern in her work.
Marianne’s work can also be found at Artique, Lexington, KY; Promenade Gallery, Berea, KY; Kentucky Haus, Newport, KY; Kentucky Soaps and Such, Stanford, KY; Damselfly, Midway, KY; Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY; Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, KY; and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.