Tony Marsh earned his BFA in Ceramic Art at California State University Long Beach in 1978. After graduating, he spent 3 years in Mashiko, Japan at the workshop of Living National Treasure, Tatsuzo Shimaoka. He completed his MFA at Alfred University in 1988.
Marsh has taught, lectured and exhibited extensively throughout the US, Asia and Europe. He currently teaches in the Ceramic Arts Program at California State University Long Beach where he was the Program Chair for over 20 years. He is also the first Director of the Center for Contemporary Ceramics at CSULB.
In 2018 Marsh was awarded a United States Artist Fellowship. His work is included in many private and permanent collections around the world such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mad Museum of Art in NY, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, Oakland Museum of Art, Gardiner Museum of Art, Toronto, Museum of Fine Arts Houston.