IN EXILE
Grete Marks 1936-1945

Margrete Heymann Loebenstein Marks (1899-1990)

In 1934 the Nazis stole the flourishing Hael Potter factory founded in Marwitz by the then Greta Loebenstien following her training at the Bauhaus under Itten and Marcks (1920-1921) and the potter started to search Europe for a safe haven. Via her connections with Ambrose Heal she initially found a post as designer at Minton’s Stoke-on-Trent works and emigrated to Great Britain in 1936. While also producing her own designs for the Grete Pottery she continued, in the Bauhaus tradition, to work as both artist and craftsman and drew and painted wherever she went.

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