Ben Marcum is a Lexington native and grew up in the Matthew Kennedy House where Mulberry & Lime resides. He started with ceramics his junior year of high school, branching out into metalworking and aluminum molds as well. He mostly wheel throws using alternative firing techniques such as raku or ferric chloride. He likes the unpredictability of these techniques, but the rigidity of metalworking. Ben is currently a student at Columbus College of Art and Design where he is pursuing glass blowing and woodworking.