Updated: Feb 8
Maria first understood the art of craftsmanship from her father, Hans E. Wolff, a fifth-generation Master Joiner from Denmark who operated a fine furniture manufacturing shop in an old New England retrofitted textile mill. It was when she first took a saw, file and torch to metal in 1996 that Maria knew immediately that this was to be her craft. After taking every local metalsmithing class she could, she entered the four-year BFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry program at Maine College of Art.
In her own studio practice, Maria creates work inspired by Viking history and mythology. She primarily works in silver and bronze with additional elements in stone, bone, wood, leather and horsehair, as the theme of each piece dictates. In her downtime. Maria enjoys playing various harp instruments to her adorable house trained rabbits, Merlin and Arthur.