Marilyn was an undergraduate art major at Purdue University but did not actively return to art until retirement. She was an educator for 34 years in the Columbus Public Schools and Columbus School for Girls.
"Movement, versatility and a sense of fun are key elements in my work. I enjoy experimenting with patterns, patinas and finishes on sterling silver, brass and bronze-sometimes mixing them with beads and crystals. I am inspired by architectural and industrial style, striving to create simple and comfortable designs."