Marian Baker, Associate Professor
Marian Baker makes pots in her studio in Yarmouth, Maine and has maintained a summer studio and gallery at Little Cranberry Island, Maine for 21 years. She has taught ceramics at MECA since 1985. She has been featured in Studio Potter Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, The Clay Times, Maine Home and Design and is represented in many books and publications. Recent exhibitions include the Kansas City Teabowl National (award winner), Kent State’s National Juried Cup Exhibition, The George Marshall Store Gallery’s exhibition “Pots and Paintings”, “The New Aesthetics of Ceramics” at the Robert Wilson Gallery and many more. In a statement about her work, Marian says: I make useful pots for two principal reasons: because I love to make them and because I hope to enrich the lives of the users. I choose colors and designs that are rooted in nature: ocean, beach stones, moss and sky. Inspiration for form comes from some of the traditions of English and Japanese pottery. It is my intent to add to that my own fascination with the material and ideas about function, as well as to reveal and honor the process. I see my pots as a bridge between art and daily life.
MFA, School for American Crafts, Rochester, NY 1983
BFA, Ohio Wesleyan University 1977
Apprenticeship with Robert Eckels, Bayfield WI 1978-80
Studio Potter in Nelson New Zealand, 1981
Ceramics Faculty - Marian Baker