Eric MarlowVisual Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Jewelry, & Recyclable Materials
Eric Marlow is a visual artist: painter, sculptor, jewelry designer, craftsman, and inventor. He has his mother to thank for her encouragement early in life in making him the artist he is today. Eric remembers painting his first watercolor when he was six years old. Art was his favorite class in school.
In 1960 Eric attended the Ohio State University where he received his BFA 1964 and while in graduate school, taught beginning drawing and sculpture. After working as an art director in advertising, Eric started making jewelry full time because of his love for working for himself and seeing his ideas come to life from his imagination. He also started teaching jewelry classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.
In the early 1990’s Eric worked with a group of visual and performing artists in a program called “Days of Creation” where they worked with students to create a group art experience. Since recycling has always been an important part of his life, he created a series of projects made from “recyclable materials” to share with students to help them create toys, games, jewelry, science projects, and more. He also published his projects into an illustrated instruction booklet.
Now, Eric has been a professional artist for over six decades, selling his paintings, sculpture, and one-of-a-kind jewelry at craft shows, fine craft galleries and museums internationally. He teaches in public and private schools (K-12), recreation centers, senior living facilities, and communities with special needs. Eric is currently represented through the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and VSA Ohio.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adult
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio System
- Electrical Outlets
- Performance Space
- Non-Carpeted Floors
- Video Screen and Computer
Images courtesy of the teaching artist.