Marina Marioni is a self taught jewelry artist who comes from an artistic family. Marina creates jewelry that often plays with form and meaning, much like her father’s (Paul Marioni) sculptures often play with visual puns.
Marina has experience working in many mediums, including metal fabrication, wood working and pattern making for foundries, painting, sculpting, jewelry making, ceramic under glazing, glass as well as tattooing, which has long been an inspiration to Marina.
“It is difficult to stay within the boundaries of traditional jewelry making techniques when I have knowledge of so many techniques from so many mediums,” says Marina. “Real enjoyment comes from the figuring out how to make my designs go from drawings on paper to reality. Learning has always inspired me and keeps me exploring different mediums. That way I’m always interested in what I’m doing.”
Marina Marioni is featured in the Family episode of Craft in America.