Born and raised in Arizona, Marjie has an appreciation for the environmental diversity of the area in terms of habitat, elevation, plant life, etc. With over twenty-four years in natural resource management, she has found that her art is inspired by the beauty of nature and some of the precious natural resources of Arizona: water, copper, and turquoise.
Her studio name, Same Moon Creations, was derived from the connections we have with each other and the world around us. No matter where we are or where we go, we all look upon the same moon. She strives to create environmental and natural resource based artwork using various types of metal and handcrafted, hand-fired ceramics. Her work varies from ceramic creations with supporting metal structures to stand-alone metal sculptures. Most recently, she has developed a series of whimsical steel creatures that are unique and made largely from salvaged metal. She really enjoys creating different visual effects with steel and copper patinas on her metalwork and exploring the varied possibilities of the unique blend of glazes on her ceramic pieces.
Marjie has exhibited her work at various locations in the Phoenix and Tucson areas as well as in Vail and Breckenridge, Colorado, and various locations in Northern California.