Marian Baker spent a two‐year apprenticeship with master potter Robert Eckels and also spent two years working in production pottery, and as a resident potter at Waimea Pottery in New Zealand. She is the founder of Islesford Pottery on Little Cranberry Island, a seasonal studio and gallery she has run for the last 26 years. She has taught at MECA&D for the last 29 years. She earned her BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and her MFA in Ceramics from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsman.
● Organized a MECA&D Ceramics Alumni exhibition in conjunction with the 2015 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) in Providence
● Faculty Grant Recipient at MECA&D ● Purchase Award, Kansas City Clay Guild
● Good Idea Grant recipient, Maine State Commission on the Arts
Marian likes to travel by train, is a connoisseur of dark chocolate and enjoys knitting. But her greatest passion is working in her summer studio and gallery on Little Cranberry Island.