1914 - 1995
Aino Clarke was born to Lanesville Finns Oscar and Josephine Yrjola. She graduated from Gloucester High School in 1932. Clarke initiated the Folly Cove Designers when she asked Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios to give her design lessons in exchange for teaching the Demetrios' sons to play the violin. She played the violin in the Cape Ann Symphony and worked in the retail store of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.