Marian Ives graduated from the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology with a focus on metalsmithing and jewelry. As a metalsmith she is willing to take on unusual and challenging projects. Besides weathervanes—both traditional and imaginative—she has worked on a number of projects including an electronic musical wind instrument called the Lyricon.
Since 1972 Ives has made the creation of custom copper weathervanes her primary focus. Although her work most often adorns homes and barns in the New England area, many now have popped up across the country.
About thirty years ago she also started making ornaments. Every year she likes to come up with new and interesting ideas for them.
Her life-long love for birds and wildlife is easy to see in her work (which many feature any sort of animal—including a custom job made to resemble a golden lobster. Of course, most of her work is custom commissions. She enjoys helping people bring their ideas to life.
Artisans wishing to participate in the 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts™ may download applications by clicking here. Because of the uncertainty of mail delivery caused by the Pandemic, we have extended the deadline for entries. We will accept entries postmarked by February 15, 2021. Those selected will be notified after judging in April, 2021. The 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts™ will appear in the August 2021 issue of Early American Life.
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