Marian Baker
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Marian Baker

Marian Baker made pots in Wisconsin, San Francisco, New Jersey, and New Zealand before settling in Maine thirty-three years ago. She teaches part-time at Maine College of Art, where her students keep her on her toes. Baker loves the balance between her nine months of quiet studio time in Yarmouth and the bustle of her summer studio at Little Cranberry Island. She can be reached at, and followed on Instagram @marianbaker3710.


Just living life seems to be in cahoots with lessening of control. It's evident in all the Murphy's Law references, in having children, in moving or changing jobs.
Islesford Pottery entrance; platter at right by author.
I think people buy pots because they want a reminder of time and place and they enjoy a connection to the people here; many return to renew their connection year after year.