About Maya

Creative + Sustainable + Handmade 

The values that define Maya's jewellery, her business and her personal life can be described in three words: creative, sustainable and handmade. Maya grew up in Tel Aviv surrounded by art - her father is renowned conceptual Israeli artist Micha Ullman. Maya is a multi-skilled creative but finds silver-smithing particularly thrilling. Maya describes using the melted silver as a pencil or a paintbrush to create lines and textures, much like when sketching or painting the landscape around her.

Process 

Maya's work is all designed and handmade by Maya herself in her Cornwall based studio. Maya is particularly inspired by recycling preloved pieces of jewellery to create new work. She reclaims broken silver and gold clasps, hooks and chains and fuses them together, transforming these eco precious metals into fresh organic forms. Maya adds natural pearls and gemstones, many of which are sourced by her gemologist husband, Miles Mason, to create her collection of sustainable jewellery.

Inspiration

'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.'

 

Maya Ullman at her studio

 

Where to see Maya's work
Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall Craft Association, Truro, Cornwall
The Poly Guild, Falmouth, Cornwall
Jubilee Wharf Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall

 

Jewellery Awards
First prize at Cornwall’s Best Wedding Designer of the Year awarded by Cornish Brides Magazine 2015.
Finalist Cornwall’s Wedding Designer of the Year Award by the Cornish Brides Magazine in 2013.
First prize at Bath Christmas Market for Best Chalet presented by the Mayor of Bath 2009.
 
Memberships
Member of CCA Cornwall Craft Association
Member of The Poly Guild, Falmouth, Cornwall
Member of Made in Cornwall,County Council's Trading Standards.
Registered with the Goldsmiths Company, London Assay Office