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[New Orchid Gallery] Marie Layne Ash

Marie Layne Ash

Athens, GA. USA

Orchid Gallery:

I am a full time student finishing up my Art Education Degree. I
recently quit my job to work in the studio doing what I enjoy most.
Just outside my studio is our organic garden. I practice a
sustainable living by growing my own food, composting, reusing, and
recycling. In this world of mass production, I have become a strong
advocate for supporting handmade art and locally grown, organic

I have been collecting rocks my entire life. In 2002, I began
traveling the United States prospecting at numerous mines. I learned
the basics of silversmithing while briefly working as an apprentice
under a bench jeweler. My skills progressed and were self-taught. I
am a member of MAGMA as well as the Athens Gem and Mineral Club. My
goal is to share my love for rocks and minerals and continue
learning the art of lapidary.

Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!

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