Marion creates jewelry and settings in both gold and silver.
She integrates unusual stones and fossils of all colors
shapes and sizes,as well as both precious and semiprecious
It was during a three year period in the Peace Corps while living in Venezuela
and Ecuador that she was continuously drawn to "the
magic" of the stones and pre-Columbian objects found
in these countries, and "wanted to find a wearable
use for them." The stones often suggest what type of
jewelry Marion will design. "Sometimes I have a stone
in my studio for years before it speaks to me".
The beauty of Marion's
work stands on its own. It is a beauty that is totally accessible,
having a "friendliness" about it that invites both
the eye and the hand.
Her work has been displayed in Wisconsin, Montana, Maine,
Vermont, and Aspen, Colorado, and in galleries throughout California.
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