Maria joined HCA in 2021, as Technical Demonstrator in 3D and Small Metals. Supporting creative development within a wide range of mediums and exploration in creative processes.
After completing a Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design at HCA. Maria went on to study at The School of Jewellery in Birmingham, graduating with a BA(Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing and a string of awards, including, ‘Student of the Year’, ‘Thomas Sutton Award -Industry Prize’ and ‘The Pewterers Prize’ National Pewter Live Design Competition, London.
Maria established herself as a freelance jeweller and artist, exhibiting work in a variety of galleries and showcased at several exhibitions. This together with numerous commissions, has produced a high demand for her work.
In May 2017 Maria collaborated with The Courtyard, Hereford, as Visual Arts Project Coordinator. Launching the visual arts project ‘Cultivate@Courtyard’. In which she was integral in setting up the scheme and leading the role as artists mentor and tutor. During which Maria also gained a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.