Marlene True is a metalsmith, obsessive collector of tin cans, curiosities and other ephemera. Not tied to traditional materials in her jewelry, she is a self proclaimed 'material girl'. Marlene earned her MFA at East Carolina University and her BFA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
She maintains her studio and is the Executive Director for Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC. She has taught workshops and lectured at colleges, universities and art schools including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Her work is in various collections throughout the US and most recently the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and The Racine Museum of Art in Racine Wisconsin. Marlene is a member of the board of directors for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.