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Bottle Vase

Karl Martz, known for his experimentation with glazes, founded Indiana University’s ceramics program in 1945. Throughout his tenure at the university, he broadened his knowledge of and skills with clay, including at the Black Mountain College ceramics workshop in 1952 and in Japan, where he mastered traditional pottery techniques.

Karl Martz
American, 1912‒1997
Bottle Vase
ca. 1989
Earthenware with black matte and iron microcrystalline glaze
5 15/16 x 3 13/16 in. (15.1 x 9.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Steven Conant, 2000.128

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