Marlene True
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Columbia, NC
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Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC
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I am interested in jewelry as a form of non-verbal communication. I work with discarded tin cans and select a particular image, color or text to become the focal point. These vignettes hint at a story. A memento mori inspired piece reminds the wearer of her own mortality, while a portrait brooch honors a loved one.

My jewelry is meant to be worn, but may be a component of a sculptural object created both to contain and display.

Join me this summer in the classroom! I will be teaching at two of my favorite places, Arrowmont school of Arts and Crafts and Penland school of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts - July 25-August 10. "Designing with Color and Narrative"

Arrowmont - June 13 -19. "Jewelry Enshrined"
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At 2:32pm on January 22, 2012, Cami Ruh Clemo said…

Hi Marlene! Hope to see you at the SNAG conference...I just registered and booked my room. :)

At 11:21pm on December 29, 2011, Jen Townsend said…

Hey Marlene!  I'd love to come down and teach (sorry it took me so long to respond - I've been crushed with work for the holidays and haven't been on crafthaus much!)  we could email - let me know details -


At 11:21am on October 21, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 6:17pm on May 30, 2011, 2Roses said…
Congratulations on your election to the SNAG board Marlene.
At 10:09am on October 5, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
Today was my 2nd shout out to the SNAG online auction. It's also posted in the HOT TOPICS on the crafthaus main page. Good luck!!
At 2:14pm on May 23, 2010, Thea Clark said…
Thanks for looking and the nice comments. Good to meet you here!
At 9:22am on May 17, 2010, Sean Macmillan said…
Thanks Marlene,
Just trying to keep up with things up here. We're putting a huge graden, raising chickens and continuing to fwork on the house, oh yeah and that whole gallery/ professor/ artist thing. How are you?
At 10:33am on May 8, 2010, Thea Clark said…
Marlene, you make lovely evocative work.
At 11:47pm on January 20, 2010, Liz Steiner said…
Yeah, it was awesome and it was so great seeing some of your actual work! We'll definitely have to party it up together in Houston!
At 7:35pm on January 19, 2010, Mary Hallam Pearse said…
Hello Marlene,
I've heard such great things about you and seen your work so nice to finally meet you!!!! Looking forward to having a cocktail with you in Texas!!!!


SNAG 2013 Raffle!

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Congratulations to 2010 SNAG Raffle Winners!

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

Congratulations to SNAG 2010 Raffle Winners...

Grand Prize: Two- week workshop at Penland, Arrowmont or Haystack, + $200.

courtesy of SNAG = Tom Muir

First Prize: 'Transit Chair'

courtesy of Boris Bally = Keeyoon Kang

Second Prize: Registration for 2 at SNAG Seattle

courtesy of SNAG = Brian Meek

Third Prize: Disc cutter, centering die set, tumbler + shot, ultrasonic, & round bur set

courtesy of Rio Grande = Robin… Continue

SNAG Extreme Raffle

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

It's here! The annual SNAG raffle is up and running with some fantastic prizes including a grand prize of a 1 or 2 week workshop at

Arrowmont, Penland, or

Haystack INCLUDING a $200 travel voucher. Follow the link to purchase a ticket and see all the fabulous prizes! Only 500 tickets will be sold! …


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