Maria Samora began to see jewelry as her passion after college when she immersed herself in an intensive course with a master goldsmith. She then embarked upon a rigorous apprenticeship with Phil Poirier, a world-renowned craftsman.
Her unique and captivating designs demand an intuitive approach to her materials, her inspiration coming from hands-on manipulation of the stones and metals, textures and patinas. Maria’s elegant jewelry showcases effortless geometries and fresh simplicity with an empowering appeal making her among the most sought-after Native American jewelers working today.
Maria is from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.