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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Margret Marks (Biographical details)

Margret Marks (painter/draughtsman; ceramicist/glass worker; German; British; Female; 1899 - 1990)

Also known as

Marks, Margret; Marks, Grete; Heymann, Margarete; Loebenstein, Margarete


Potter and artist. Born in Cologne, died in London. She studied in Cologne and at the Bauhaus in Weimar. In 1923 she established and ran the Haël Werkstätten für Kunstlerische Keramik with her first husband Gustav Loebenstein. After his death she ran the factory alone, until 1934 when it was closed down by the Nazis. In 1936, she moved to England, where she designed for Minton & Co. In 1938 she set up Grete Pottery. In this year she married Harold Marks (q.v). In 1945, Margret moved to London with her husband, where she continued to paint and make pottery.


Ursula Hudson-Wiedemann and Judy Rudoe, 'Grete Marks, Artist Potter', in The Decorative Arts Society Journal 26 (2002) pp101-119.