Marcia is the art instructor for the online class Alternative firing
Marcia is a full-time ceramic artist, workshop presenter, writer and teacher. She has a BFA from the Philadelphia University of the Arts and a MFA from Southern Illinois University -Carbondale. Her professional experience spans over 50 years and includes 25 years of teaching at Montana State University-Billings where she was awarded the title Professor Emerita by the State Board of Regents.
Marcia was elected to the Board of Directors for the Potters Council in 2006, where she served as President in 2008 and where she served on the Potters Council Advisory Board. She was the Interim Executive Director at the Brownsville Art Museum and taught at University of Texas at Brownsville as a guest lecturer in Ceramics and Art History.
She traveled to 48 pottery centers across Spain and documented their processes and published a book of drawings on the pottery of Agost. In 1994, she went to teach at the Tashkent Institute of the Arts and study historical ceramics in Uzbekistan. Both Spain and Uzbekistan were Fulbright Scholars’ awards.
Marcia teaches students online how to prepare porcelain for alternative firing including Raku, Saggar firing, foil Saggars and Obvara. Potters learn from her pottery experience how to build a small affordable Raku kiln.