Necklace, steel, Maia Leppo
Necklace, steel and silicone rubber, Maia Leppo
Necklace and earrings, gold plated steel, Maia Leppo
Earrings, steel and powdercoat, Maia Leppo
Maia is a contemporary jewelry artist who seeks to question the idea of improvement.Maia graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a degree in Biology and Community Health. After two years in the field of kidney research in Boston, Massachusetts, she quit her job and moved to Gatlinburg, TN to participate in the work-study program at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She continued her education at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC and opened a gallery there. She completed her Masters in Fine Art at SUNY New Paltz in 2015 and is now a resident artist at Arrowmont. Her work has been shown internationally at Schmuck in Munich Germany and Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen, Netherlands as well asjuried shows throughout the United States at Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, Ma, The Florida Craftsman Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.