Marney McDiarmid is a self-taught potter with an MA in Oral History and an “all but dissertation” PhD in Cultural Studies. Since the mid 1990s she has been creating densely patterned hand built pieces out of porcelain renowned for their grace and whimsy. Marney maintains an active studio practice and enjoys teaching at guilds, colleges, and for private workshops.

She has exhibited work at Wall Space (Ottawa, ON), the Ontario Craft Gallery (Toronto, ON), the View Gallery (Old Forge, NY), Jonathan Bancroft-Snell (London, ON) and has been featured in the National Post and in Lark Books’ 500 Prints on Clay. You can find her work at galleries in Ottawa, Toronto, Almonte, and Kingston and online at Make and Do.

In 2016 she was featured by Visit Kingston! as one of the city’s creative makers.