A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration, Marc worked for many years as a staff graphic designer and product developer. In 2009 he went out on his own as a freelance graphic artist and also began offering his personal work for sale at art shows and high end artisan open markets.
Formally trained in Metalsmithing at the Miami Jewelry Institute an affiliation of University of Miami, I have been working in metals and gemstones since 1989. Trained as a Goldsmith I work in all precious metals and gemstones.
Offering a full collection of Neckpieces, Brooches, Pendants, Bracelets, Bangles and Earrings, my work has been widely embraced. My talent has presented itself in the recently published Lark Publishing 500 Collections and honored for my metalwork with award winning design, soldering and stone setting challenges. I now include gemstone beads, Lampwork beads, pearls and various other colorful components to complete my Collections.
My use of color is the most unique and unexpected making these combinations vibrant and completely compelling. My pieces are collected by those women that not only want to enhance their existing jewelry collections but make these one-of-a-kind pieces the prizes they are.
Above all training and expertise I consider myself a colorist and I create my craft every single day. And I would not have it any other way.
Doing stained glass has been a hobby for many years. It started in my 30’s as I was raising two boys and found it to be so relaxing at the end of the day. Now it’s lovely to create things and know someone out there wants to have them in their home. Quite rewarding! I am also an organist/choir director at a church in Connecticut. I’m married with two grown boys and have grannies who I adore. Every day is a blessing!
I became interested in ceramics through frequent visits, as a child and young person, to the Asian Art collection at the de Young Museum, in San Francisco. I came to marvel that many of the pieces in the Japanese collection had grace and simplicity combined with great movement and dynamism. I came to work in clay myself. Currently I have been exploring surface design through slip trailing. I like the way it imparts a tactile sense to the work. I have been developing a line of glazes that works well with this technique and lets the slip designs shine through it.
My work is primarily wheel thrown and hand altered pots. I refer to them as vessels, so they can be enjoyed in any function so desired. My work reflects my philosophy to keep moving and growing – spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually and I pray to God that the work gives people joy, happiness and/or a good laugh.
My inspiration comes from my love of wildlife and nature. I use the ceramics medium to tell a story. As I mold the clay into the form I’m trying to achieve, a story evolves embellished with texture, color and detail. I hope to stir a feeling that these creatures could come to life and play with you.
I have always been delighted by beautiful fabrics and yarns … I am a bit of an obsessed collector . I love to make practical unique wearable art.. by reusing, reclaiming and recycling most of my materials, my studio is chock full of all kinds of fabric, trims and yarn …
I’ve always had a fascination, as far back as I remember, with jewelry and all things sparkly. In my teenage years I started collecting vintage costume jewelry and my natural inclination was to explore how and where such beautiful objects were made. From working in design houses that opened in the 1930’s and 40’s I learned many of the old and lost techniques from some of the industries “old timers”. Today I’m a 10+ year veteran jewelry designer who enjoys inspiring others as well as exploring my own creative venues. Please note, my pieces are one of a kind so the items shown on this page may be subject to previous sale.