Marianne Hite is a native of Akron Ohio and was born in 1962. She started as an enamelist on metal but upon seeing a cover of a magazine with Dominick Labino’s glass work she searched for a place where she could study glass as well as enameling. This broght Marianne to Kent State University. While attending Kent State, she was exposed to glass artists not only from America but from all over Europe as well. The glass program was under the direction of Professor Henry Halem. He was instrumental in providing the opportunity for the student’s exposure to a very rich and diverse array of world class talent. Marianne Hite received her B.F.A. from Kent State University in 1987. Since then she has operated her own studio where she resides in the City of Green. Her expressive style employs a variety of techniques such as fusing, enameling, sandblasting, and laminating glass. Marianne creates slumped and fused kiln formed glass jewelry, vessels, wall hangings, and art objects.