I chose to move to Minneapolis because I wanted to live and work in a creative queer community. Since that time, I earned a Masters degree and an Independent License in Clinical Social Work, and built a thriving private practice in SW Minneapolis. My work is informed by psychoanalytic theory and the studio arts.
Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota—1997
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker—1999
Studio Potter & Ceramic Artist—ongoing
In college, I explored gender studies, art, and philosophy. It is through these courses that I discovered psychoanalytic thought. When I moved to Minneapolis, I found applied psychoanalysis changing peoples' lives for the better. I decided that this was the most effective course of treatment for highly intelligent and creative patients.
I use an Object Relational lens with which to see the world. My supervisors, instructors, and analysts have been trained in Object Relational theory, and these theories inform my practice as well. I believe we are all on a continuum of psychological health. Depending on our life circumstances, we may need more help and support through especially trying times than at other times in our lives.
My pottery and abstract ceramics have been featured in a variety of art exhibits and sales across the country, including the Raymond Gallery's Annual Yunomi Invitational Exhibition and Sale, the Soo Vac Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Rustica Bakery, Foundry Home Goods, Potential Space in Seattle, WA, and Analytic Visions in New York, NY.
See my current work and on-line gallery at www.marnettedoylepottery.com