Marlene works out of her Studio in Greymouth on the Westcoast of New Zealand, creating beautiful Jade carvings from locally sourced New Zealand Greenstone - Pounamu.
Marlene lives in Greymouth with her husband Cedric. In 2014 she completed the Diploma in Jade and Hard Stone Carving at Tai Poutini Polytechnic in Greymouth tutored by Ric Moor and Sheree Warren. She also makes jewellery from Freshwater Pearls, Paua and Natural Gemstones.
Her passion is carving and has set up her studio to carve stone concentrating mainly on New Zealand Greenstone, but also using other gem stone material and sterling silver. She is a member of the NZ Jade Artists Association.