Marianne Starck

Marianne Starck

Born: 1938 - Died: 2007

Marianne Starck was one of the main contributors to the success of Michael Andersen & Søn’s pottery in the second half of the 20th century.

She was born in Germany and studied at the Joachim Thom’s pottery in Holstein Germany, later went on to study graphic art in Hamburg.

In 1955 she moved to the Danish island, Bornholm to become art director at Michael Andersen & Søn, a position she kept until the pottery’s closure in 1993.

Through almost four decades, she created amazing pottery pieces, stoneware, tableware series and reliefs, of which many have become icons and coveted pieces today, like the black/white series “Negro”.

Pieces done by Marianne Starck are usually signed MS and marked with the Michael Andersen & Søn logo (three fish inside a triangular crest).

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No. 6259C by Marianne Starck for Michael Andersen Stentøj ca. 1960s
ca. 1960s
No. 6341 by Marianne Starck for Michael Andersen Stentøj ca. 1960s
ca. 1960s