Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm
At the Voila boutique 1431 Castro Street, San Francisco 94114
Maya Kini Jewelry is made by hand in San Francisco, California.
Her jewelry is sold and exhibited nationally and internationally.
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Maya Kini studied sculpture in Florence, Italy and literature in the Pacific Northwest before she received a graduate degree in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She draws upon her love of research, her minimalist sensibility, and a sculptural approach to create bespoke jewelry and limited production pieces. Maya investigates materials and their capacities to perform both physically and poetically. She embraces the balances between perfection and imperfection, symmetry and asymmetry. Maya’s artisanship showcases her attention to detail and her belief that materials are not static – there is beauty to be found in the changing surfaces of objects as they are worn.
Maya often uses high-karat gold, steel, silver and raw, textured stones in her jewelry. An ardent supporter of Ethical Metalsmiths and their efforts to source both newly mined and recycled precious metals, she works with recycled gold and silver to create jewelry and to re-imagine heirlooms. Maya’s studio facilitates refining old jewelry through a sustainable process, and will apply metal recycling credit towards purchases of her bespoke or limited production pieces. For each custom piece, Maya also offers assistance to her clients in selecting certified recycled and conflict-free diamonds.
Maya is a scholarship and award recipient. Her creations appear in the following books: Cast (Schiffer Publishing, 2017); 500 Rings Showcase (Lark, 2012); 500 Enameled Objects (Lark, 2009); as well as, the Ferrous Exhibition Catalog (Crafthaus, 2013).
Since 2008 Maya’s jewelry has been exhibited at art shows and galleries in: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Baltimore, MD; Berkeley, CA; Boston, MA; Petaluma, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC; as well as, the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.