About the Maker
Maya's values that run through her jewellery, her business and into her personal life can be defined in three words: creative, sustainable and handmade. Growing up in Tel Aviv, Maya now has a studio and gallery on the Penryn River, where she can observe the changing tides, seasons and dramatic skies. She finds silver-smithing thrilling, and loves when the metal reaches its melting point and the silver can be used as a pencil or a paintbrush to create lines and textures, much like when Maya sketches or paints the landscape around her.
Maya's work is all about recycling old jewellery and turning it into something new. She reclaims broken silver clasps, hook and chains as the raw material; she then fuses them together, transforming the eco silver into new and organic free shapes. Her jewellery is then adorned with natual pearls and gemstones, many of which are sources by her gemologist husband, Miles Mason. All of this culminates in a fresh contemporary collection of incredible jewellery. "My inspiration comes from observing the pulse of nature, the changing of the tides and the seasons right outside my Cornwall based studio. I love to create pieces of jewellery that reflect these special moments using materials that respect the world around us. I hope my jewellery will encourage you to stop for a moment, to enjoy it and allow yourself an indulgence that will make you or a loved one feel special too."