Four Winds Gallery welcomes back award-winning Taos Pueblo jeweler Maria Samora. Maria’s elegant, minimalist jewelry derives from the simplicity and beauty of life in Taos, New Mexico.
To meet the artist and view her latest designs, visit us Friday, November 11 6-8pm and Saturday, November 12 11am-5pm.
|18K Gold and Chalcedony Pendant Necklace by Maria Samora
Maria Samora focuses on strong shapes enhanced with subtle textures and patinas, using the tonal play of mixed metals to add contrast and dimension. With the technical expertise to execute even the most sophisticated designs, Samora creates comfortable, durable pieces while striving to make her designs ever more timeless and elemental.
|18K Gold and Diamond “Mirror” Necklace by Maria Samora
Early in her career, Samora began a rigorous apprenticeship with Phil Poirier, a world-renowned craftsman. Here she learned the techniques and methodologies that she uses today. Her designs don’t follow the usual strictures of sketching on paper. Instead, her approach demands a more intuitive process. Her designs stem from the hands-on manipulation of the stones and metals, textures and patinas. Backed by a passion for Renaissance, Byzantine, and ancient jewelry, she shapes her inspirations and ideas directly into highly original works of striking beauty.
|18K Gold and Chrysoprase Necklace by Maria Samora