Michigan artist Marilyn Stover is known for her ceramic baskets with an organic appearance. She has a particular interest in the Mayan, Aztec and Inca cultures. Marilyn was first introduced to the medium of clay at a pottery open house in 1989. The uniqueness of her baskets comes from the fact that she first obtains the handles; often odd-shaped pieces of driftwood. Marilyn then creates the baskets to fit the handles. Other organic materials often used in her baskets include grapevines, kiwi vines, gnarled and weathered cedar and occasionally Quichiahuara, a native wood from the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. In addition to the baskets, Marilyn creates large serving platters into which she at times incorporates impressions of things found in nature; acorns, pine boughs and leaves, shells and crabs.
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