Maureen Puia, Alcove Jewelry
Inspired by botanicals, texture, shadow and movement, I make handmade jewelry with silver, copper, gems and found stones. After working for a jeweler, and studying for two months intensively in Mexico, my own studio practice began in Maine and has existed in any alcove I could find along the way since — in Brooklyn, Maine, and Martha’s Vineyard. My childhood was spent chasing the light with my Dad, who was a photographer by hobby, and always in the garden with my mom. I see so much of their influence in all that I create.