Marilyn Lindsley holds a degree in music from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. She briefly studied calligraphy with University of Roehampton, London UK. She has studied and practiced figure drawing and illustration on her own and contributed to a series of lesson planning guides for teachers and children’s story books. She began experimenting with polymer clay in the early 1980’s and has benefitted by the work of pioneers in this medium. She counts Italian glass-working and Japanese metal-working techniques as influential to her current work with polymer. Her work relies on simple lines and shapes for elegance of form and brilliant surface design for color, pattern, and whimsy. She is constantly learning about jewelry-making and adding to her repertoire of techniques.
Her work was awarded “Best in Jewelry” for the 2015 Corvallis Fall Festival.