1110 Freshwater Road, Eureka, CA 95503-9558

Phone:  (707) 442-0916, Cell:  (707) 496-4408






M. F. A., Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y.  1967

B. F. A., Ceramics, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL.  1965



“Visual Riddles”, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA  2021

“Louis Marak Exhibition”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.  2018

“Ceramic Sculpture”, Sewell Gallery, Eureka, CA  2013 

“Louis Marak, a retrospective 1963-2006”, Humboldt State University First Street Gallery,

   Eureka, CA.  2006

“Recent Work”, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA. 2002

“Ceramic Sculpture”, Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK.  1998 

“Ceramic Sculpture”, Humboldt Arts Council Gallery, Eureka, CA.  1995

“Recent Works”, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  1994

“Clay”, Moira James Gallery, Green Valley, NV.  1991

“New Work”, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  1990

“Clay”, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR.  1988

“New Sculpture”, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  1987

“Ceramic Sculpture”, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  1985

“Clay Sculpture”, David Cole Gallery, Inverness, CA.  1982

“New Ceramics”, John Bolles Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA.  1982



“Duets”, Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA.  2018

“The Horse”, Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA 2014

“Top 10 at 10: Your RAM Favorites”, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI  2013

“REVISIT”, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 2013

“Around the Bend and Over the Edge:  Seattle Ceramics 1964-1977”, 

   Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA 2012

“Hot Tea! Contemporary Sculptural Teapots”,del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2011

“Selected Works”, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.  2010

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, 

   Carlsbad, CA.  2010

“Ceramics Invitational 2009”, Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA.  2009

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI.  2009

“12th Beijing International Art Exposition, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China.  2009

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Art League, Bonita Springs, FL.  2009

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Mount Clare Museum, Baltimore MD.  2009

“30 Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.  2009

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA.  2009

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX.  2009

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH.  2008

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA.  2008

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT.  2008

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Museum of Seminole County History,

   Sanford, FL.  2008

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, J. Wayne Stark University Ctr. Galleries,

   College Station, TX.  2007

 “Holiday Invitational Exhibition”, Humboldt State University First Street Gallery,

   Eureka, CA. 2007

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art,

   Brownsville, TX. 2007 

“The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection”, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young,

   San Francisco, CA.  2007

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Museum of Texas Tech University,

   Lubbock, TX.  2007

“Less Than Farenheit 1940:  An Exploration Of Lowfire Ceramics”, Baltimore Clayworks,

   Baltimore, MD.  2007

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Travelling Exhibit, Forbes Gallery, New York, NY.  2007

“The Yixing Effect:  Echoes of the Chinese Scholar”, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT.  2006

“Tea Time:  The Art of the Teapot”, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo,MI.  2006

“National Teapot Show VI”, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC.  2005

“Teapots:  Object to Subject”, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, 2004

“Generations: Impending Lineage”, Art and Industry Gallery, San Diego, CA 2003 

“Artform, The International Fair for Dimensional Fine Art”, International Pavilion 

   of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, FL.  2003 

“Short Stories: Narrative Ceramic Art”, Center for Ceramic Arts, Berkeley, CA 2003  

“Ink & Clay 29”, The Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University,

  Pomona, CA. 2003 

“The International Art Teapot Exhibition”, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, 

   Yingge Jen,Taipei, Taiwan.  2002

“International Infusion IV, Ceramic Teapots”, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI. 2002 

“The Armory National Ceramics Invitational 2001”, The Robert & Mary Montgomery Armory 

  Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL.  2001

“Invitational Group Teapot Show”, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. 2001

“SOFA CHICAGO 2001”,  Ferrin Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. 2001

“Ten Year Anniversary Invitational”, Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, MO. 2001

“SOFA New York 2001”, Ferrin Gallery, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, NY. 2001 

“International Infusion III, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI. 2001

“SOFA CHICAGO 2000”, Ferrin Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. 2000

“Couplets:  Duality In Clay”,  The Clay Studio,  Philadelphia, PA.  2000

“International Infusion”, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI.  2000

“Teapot Invitational”, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  2000

“Tea ‘n Trompe Exhibition”, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO.  1999

“SOFA CHICAGO 1997”, Dorothy Weiss booth, Chicago, IL.  1997

“Group Exhibit”, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, ME.  1997

“Cup: As a Metaphor ll, Works in Clay”, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, IL.  1996

“Teapot Invitational”, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  1995

“2nd National Cup Invitational”, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA.  1993

“Contemporary American Ceramics”, Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA.  1993

“A Constellation of Cups”, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA.  1992

“500 Years Since Columbus”, The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.  1992

“Cup: As a Metaphor, Works in Clay”, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, IL.  1991

“Three Person Exhibit”, Schneider-Blum-Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL.  1990

“Four Person Exhibit”, Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO.  1989

“The Container Untamed”, Wita Gardiner Gallery, San Diego, CA.  1987

“Fired With Enthusiasm, Contemporary Soup Tureens”, Campbell Museum , Camden, NJ.  1987

“Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition”, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.  1987

“Ceramics From The Smits Collection”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 

  Los Angeles, CA. 1987

“43rd Scripps Ceramic Annual”, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.  1987

“Craft Today:  Poetry Of The Physical”, Inaugural Exhibition, American Crafts Museum, 

  New York City, NY.  1986

“International Tea Party”, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR.  1984

“Soup Soup Beautiful Soup”, Campbell Museum, Camden, NJ.  1983

“Made in the USA Exhibit”, Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA.  1982

“Ceramics ‘82”, California Crafts Museum, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA.  1982

“Porcelain:  New Visions”, Cooper/Lynn Gallery, New York City, NY.  1981

“American Porcelain:  New Expressions In An Ancient Art”, Renwick Gallery of Fine Arts,

  Washington, DC.  1980

“Contemporary Ceramics:  Response To Wedgewood”, Museum of The Philadelphia Civic

  Center, Philadelphia, PA.  1980

“Northern California Clay Routes:  Sculpture Now”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 

  San Francisco, CA.  1979

“Viewpoint:  Ceramics 1977”,  Grossmont College Art Gallery, El Cajon, CA. 1977

“California Design 76”, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA.  1976

“Soup Tureens:  1976”, Campbell Museum, Camden, NJ.  1976

“Designer-Craftsman ‘75”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.  1975

“Six From The North California Coast”, University of Washington Henry Gallery, 

  Seattle, WA.  1975

“1974 California Ceramics & Glass”, Great Hall, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.  1974

“Object Makers 1971”, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, 

  Salt Lake City, UT.  1971

“San Francisco Art Institute Centennial Exhibit”, M. H. De Young Museum, 

  San Francisco, CA.  1971

“Ceramics 70 Plus Woven Forms”, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.              1970

“Crafts South West ‘70”, Los Angeles County Fair Building, Pomona, CA.  1970

“Young Americans 1969”, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City, NY.  1969

“25th Ceramic National”, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.  1968



Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University, Alfred NY

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA.

Smits Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Western Art Gallery, Western Washington State College, Bellingham, WA.

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA



Excellence in Teaching Award, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, 2019

Fellow of the American Craft Council.  2009

Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome.  1995

California Arts Council, Artists Fellowship Grant.  1994

National Endowment For The Arts, Craftsmen’s Fellowship Grant.  1975




Aghily, Tahlia.  Louis Marak.  Davis, CA:  John Natsoulas Press, 2018.

Axel, Jan and McCready, Karen.  Porcelain-Traditions And New Visions.  New York:  Watson & Guptill,1981.

Burgard Timothy Anglin and Breuer, Karin and D’Alessandro, Jill. The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection.  Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2007.

Cattell Press, Jaques, editor.  Who’s Who in American Art.  New York:  Bowker Co. Publisher, 1976-present editions.

Ferrin, Leslie.  Teapots Transformed, Exploration of an Object.  Madison, WI: GUILD Publishing, 2000.

Frith, Donald.  Mold Making For Ceramics.  Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1985.

Herman, Lloyd.  American Porcelain:  New Expressions In An Ancient Art.  Forest Grove, OR:  Timber Press, 1981.

Lark Books,Tourtillott, editor.  500 Teapots, Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design, New York, NY:  Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2002

Lark Books, Linda Kopp, editor.  The Best of 500 Ceramics, Celebrating a Decade in Clay,

New York, NY:  Lark Crafts, An Imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2012 

Lynn, Martha Drexler.  Clay Today, Contemporary Ceramists And Their Work.  San Francisco, CA:  Chronicle Books and Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, 1990.

Natsoulas, John.  30 Ceramic Sculptors. John Natsoulas Press, 2006-2021.

Nigrosh, Leon.  Low Fire-Other Ways to Work in Clay.  Worcester, MA:  Davis Publications, Inc., 1980.

Rawson, Phillip.  Ceramics.  Philadelphia, PA:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984.

Smith, Paul and Lucie-Smith, Edward.  Craft Today:  Poetry Of The Physical.  New York: 

Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.

Sweet, Marvin.  The Yixing Effect.  Foreign Languages Press, 2006.

Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.  The International Art Teapot Exhibition. Taipei, Tiawan:  Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, 2002.

Turner, Anderson.  Ceramic Sculpture.  Westerville, OH:  The American Ceramic Society, 2009

Wechsler, Susan.  Low-Fire Ceramics.  New York:  Watson & Guptill, 1981.

_______.  Who’s Who in the West.  New Providence, NJ:  Marquis Publisher, 1997-present editions.

_______.  Who’s Who in America.  New Providence, NJ:  Marquis Publisher, 2000.

_______.  Who’s Who in American Art.  New Providence, NJ:  Marquis Publisher, 1976-present editions.

Zakin, Richard.  Ceramics:  Mastering the Craft.  Iola, WI:  Krause Publications, 2001.

Zakin, Richard.  Electric Kiln Ceramics, 3rd edition.  Iola, WI:  Krause Publications, 2004.



Gopinath, Gabrielle.  “Louis Marak’s Visual Riddles”. North Coast Journal , August, 2021

Brandenberg, John.  “Artist’s Whimsical Ceramic Pieces Entertaining”.  The Daily Oklahoman, May 7, 1998.

Cohn, Terri.  “Louis Marak”, Exhibit Review.  American Ceramics,  November, 1994, p.55.

McClennan, Julie.  “Tea ‘n Trompe:  Traditional and Contemporary Trompe-l’oeil Teapots”.  Craft Alliance Exhibition Essay, September, 1999, p.5.

_______.  “Louis Marak”.  Ceramics Monthly, February, 1988, p.40.

Pierson, Cathy Ray.  “Illusionary Sculpture-The Slab Work of Louis Marak”.  Ceramics Monthly, February, 1997, p.55.



Emeritus Professor of Art, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 2006-present.

Professor of Art, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1969-2006.

Art Department Chair, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1980-83.

Instructor of Art, Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY, 1967-68.

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