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Marisa Martinez 2019

Marisa Martinez has owned and operated her own jewelry design and art business in the Twin Cities, Marisa-Martinez/Meztiza Designs since 2005. She attended both the College of St. Catherine and the University of St. Thomas where she studied Art, Business, and Spanish.
Her belief in the power of healing through creating something with your hands and her passion for teaching led her to begin teaching Art right out of college. Having taught in local non profits, and in private workshops she has and continues to work with adults and youth to teach various art techniques. She currently teaches out of her private studio in St. Paul, offering private or group classes in silver smithing and jewelry design. These classes help the students to build self-esteem, confidence and encourage creativity in all areas of their life.
In her own work Marisa loves to play off her rich cultural Mexican and Indigenous heritage to create collages of personal adornment as well as Ofrendas/ Shrines. In her jewelry, she works mostly in silver and semiprecious stones but also loves working with, gold, and copper and brass. Her shrines are composed of up-cycled found objects and other mementos she has collected or has been given. All of her work is hand fabricated in her studio in St. Paul. Some of her collections include The Milagro (miracle) collection, The Sugar Skull Collection and the Papel Picado (cut paper) series. If you are interested in more information please contact her at