[Clayart] Who is Hanson, Boston MA, 1970s?

Eric Martz martzeric at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 26 22:10:48 UTC 2023

Can anyone tell me the first name of a male ceramic artist named Hanson 
who worked in the Boston MA area in the 1970s?

In the 1970s, we bought a large ceramic sculpture from a man I remember 
as "Hanson". It is a mirror, surrounded by a "dreamscape" (my term) that 
includes a human face, a fox(?) face, an alligator, elephant, frog, 
human toes, human ear, a covered bridge, and many other things. It hangs 
on a wall. It is 36" high, 20" wide, and weighs 36 lb. See it here:


I have not found a signature. Googling, I found this large tureen 
offered by a dealer on Etsy, signed "Hanson '72". It is clearly the same 


It confirms that our mirror sculpture is by Hanson. First name? Any 
other information?

Thanks very much, Eric Martz (son of Karl Martz, http://martzpots.org)

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