Marie’s family is from Talladega, but she was born in Huntsville, Al. in 1959. She is married to Gary Moses of Talladega for 45 years and counting. They have two daughters, Lacy Tanner and Lindsey Moses. Marie opened a ceramic shop in 1981 and taught classes to the public. This is where the love of firing in a kiln became her interest. After raising her family and opening her own business, she dove back into the love of fireable art many years later.
Through the family business she owned with her husband, Marie began learning to do stained glass on her own about 20 years ago. She along with her daughter Lindsey have created many commissioned stained glass windows across the SouthEast, even doing repairs to street lanterns in New York. Over time she began to teach classes and learning about glass fusion. A small kiln was purchased and a new form of glass art began. It started with jewelry and has blossomed from there. Many of Marie’s work is displayed at LMo&Co in Talladega. Marie offers stained glass and fusing classes there. She works in many mediums such as pottery, jewelry making and glass.
The pieces on display are examples of the different types of fused glass Art. It is a very versatile medium in that you can virtually paint with as well as make usable art and sculptures. “ The Wave” is created by carefully placing each piece of glass to reflect off of the other to give the illusion of water. The “Blueberry Cream” vase was created to maximize the colors in multicolored glass and to reflect light. “ The Lake” was created to be a sunset afternoon on the lake looking at a peninsula using crushed glass and stringer glass that was formed into trees. There is no paint of any kind on any of these pieces.
Marie is the manager of LMo and Company along with her daughter, Lindsey. She and Lindsey are moving the gallery to a new location at 304 East Street South and looking forward to exploring new avenues of creativity for the community.