Marian was born in Pittsburg, KS in 1951 and grew up in very small towns in a rural setting.

Since receiving a B.F.A. from Arkansas State University in 1973 she has worked in her studio, hand building ceramic vessels, teaching workshops, and exhibiting locally and nationally.

Her work can be found in American and European museums, corporate and private collections and published in books and magazines. See:

Marian lives with her husband in Austin, TX. They divide their time between the city and a cabin in the Texas Hill Country. The landscape brings back memories of a rich childhood immersed in the natural world that has a deep influence on her artwork.