Marsha is a native of State College, Pennsylvania, with fond childhood memories of hours spent at the dining room table on creative endeavors. Her most vivid classroom recollections surround art, and in particular working with clay slabs to create blue heart design mugs and a woodland themed box that are still proudly sitting on her moms display shelf. After studying at the University of Pittsburgh, and working as an environmental scientist for many years, Marsha felt the need to try something new. She rediscovered her love for art and created Red Garnet Studio. Her current activities include jewelry, pottery, and fashion design.
I love working with my hands and I’m inspired by natural materials such as fabrics, gemstones, metals, and clay. There is something very soothing about touching these raw elements and creating something personal from them. When I work, I’m able to detach myself from thoughts of daily tasks, and let my mind roam free.
Description of Work
Modern spiritual jewelry designs created with natural materials including gemstones, seaglass, pearl, coral, and wood in 14K solid gold, sterling silver, and 14K gold fill. The jewelry leans towards simplicity in order to highlight the beauty of the materials.
Hand-built earthenware pottery inspired by nature. Simple, rustic designs, organic shapes, and botanical themes.
Cute, comfy, whimsical t-shirts! High-quality natural cotton tees with minimalist designs created in fun, quirky, colorful styles.