Marlene Dusbiber Adaptations

Marlene Dusbiber is a 1972 graduate of the University of Michigan. She has been a professional wood carver since 1985. Her work is sought by folk art collectors across the United States. Her figures are hand carved from basswood on a small scale, and often have a wire hanger to display on a feather tree. Although originally meant to be ornaments, most people display their carvings all year long. Her subjects include pets, birds, insects, woodland creatures, circus animals, seaside and patriotic objects, and holiday themes.

Marlene, her husband John (also an accomplished carver) and their two daughters, along with horses, dogs and cats live in a reproduction post and beam saltbox and barn located just outside the village of Chelsea, Michigan. Their home features a collection of antiques, red ware pottery and reproduction furniture, some built by John. Her carvings and saltbox home have been featured in several popular home decorating magazines.

Beside her wood carving skills, Marlene is an accomplished rug hooker and her artistry adorns the wood plank floors and stairs of her house.

Visit to see Marlene’s whimsical creations.