The Batchfield Cabin - the Karl Martz Studio in 1936-7.
Karl and Becky also called it "Stony Acres" and "Potter's Hill".
The Batchfield Cabin was rented from a Mr. Batchfield who lived in
Indianapolis. The location of this cabin is unknown -- it was down a hill
back a road off of Route 135 North of Nashville, within a long walk from
town. If you have a suggestion about the location, please contact me.
Becky's father, Edward Stinson Brown Sr.,
a bricklayer, helped Karl add an additional room to the cabin
beginning in 1936. The circular
object to the right of the door (see enlargement at right)
may be a
large ceramic plate announcing "Karl Martz Studio"
later hung on the porch post at the
See also the
Hohenberger photo of Karl
at his potter's wheel in the Batchfield Cabin.
Below is a linoleum block cut of the cabin made by Karl.
Above left: Sign made by Karl on top of the Batchfield Cabin.
Sign was flat silhouettes, believed to have been sheet metal,
with cleverly cut holes to represent reflections.
A portion of a similar set of silhouettes can be seen
atop signs for the Pink House.
Linoleum block cut
of the Batchfield Cabin, by Karl.