9 x 3 x 3 cm
Copper, enamel, chrysoprase, opals, sterling silver
Maria Camera-Smith is a maker of jewelry, functional hollowware, and large wearable works based on humankind's relationship with its environment. She uses traditional and contemporary metalsmithing techniques alongside precious metals, enamel, industrial, natural and synthetic materials. Camera-Smith is the current Artist in Residence in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL. She earned her MFA in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling from Kent State University, OH in 2021 and a BFA in Metalsmithing from Slippery Rock University, PA in 2015. Camera-Smith has also worked as an A level bench jeweler for Signet Jewelers. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in private and public collections including the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology in Brockway, PA. Camera-Smith is a member of the Allegheny Metals Collective (AMC), Ethical Metalsmiths Students (EMS) and Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).