Marty Allran’s fascination with clay began as a small child playing in the red clay banks near her North Carolina home. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and Art from Eastern Michigan University and adopted clay as her sole medium of artistic expression after retiring from the interior design profession. Her focus is one-of-a-kind, hand-built sculptural clay pieces, which are sold through select galleries and shops.

Marty attributes her fascination with texture, movement, and the colors found in nature to her love of the ocean and the North Carolina high country. Her clay creations are inviting to the eye and to the touch. She shares residences in Wilmington and West Jefferson, North Carolina, with her husband and their Australian Shepherd.

"It is my hope that my art is received with the same pleasure that I experience in the creation of each and every piece." – Marty Allran