Marilee Schumann has grown up with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has built her own house, raised her children, gardened, sewn, made pottery, fixed flat tires, tested the water of the Chester River, played music, acted in plays, made books, cooked meals, marched in parades, and danced at parties.
In 2003 she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Maryland, and has taught ceramics at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She now teaches ceramics workshops at the Clay Studio/Chestertown RiverArts in Chestertown.
She works in clay, metal, wood, fabric, stones, and recycled and found objects.