Creativity comes in many forms...
Maya is a Jeweller + Artist + Gallery Owner
Her studio is situated by the sea in Cornwall.
The Jewellery is bespoke, unique and all handmade by Maya. Her husband Miles is a qualified gemologist (FGA) and on their travels to Asia they source the gemstones for her jewellery designs from mines and local dealers. She particularly loves working with pearls and has many years of experience designing wedding jewellery and bespoke pieces. She works closely with her customers to create the designs they had in mind for their special occasions.
Maya's art works are mainly paintings and etchings of landscapes and portraiture. The same lines you find in her drawings echo in her jewellery using melted silver like a paint brush. The stunning views of Cornwall are her inspiration and in between jewellery commissions you can spot Maya sitting by the river and sketching the landscapes outside her studio.
Studio + Gallery:
Maya's welcoming studio is where you can see her full jewellery collection displayed alongside her art work. She launched Jubilee Wharf Gallery in 2012. It is now a vibrant workshop and gallery which has expanded and developed over the years. Jubilee Wharf has a thriving community of creative workshops, yoga hall and a cafe situated on the the banks of the Penryn River where boats, river life and wildlife are on her doorstep.
Maya was born in Tel Aviv to a family of artists and she is a daughter of the renowned conceptual artist, Micha Ullman. She studied contemporary art at Betzalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and studied for one year as guest art student in the Hochschule Der Künste in Berlin. While living in Tel Aviv she had a career as a graphic designer and as a film sets art director. When she moved to the U.K in 2006 she launched her independent jewellery business
Papillon Rouge where all her wide-ranging skills came together and in 2018 she has started using her own name 'Maya Ullman' for her brand.
You are invited to commission Maya to create bespoke jewellery for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. Book your visit to her studio or send her an email. If Cornwall is too far you can order bespoke jewellery online and the items will be posted to you alongside a touch of Cornish seaside fresh breeze and some good wishes.
- Papillon Rouge is crowned Cornwall’s Best Wedding Designer of the Year at the third annual Cornish Brides 2015.
- Finalist Cornwall’s Wedding Designer of the Year Award by the Cornish Brides in 2013.
- First prize at Bath Christmas Market for best chalet presented by the mayor of Bath 2009.
Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall Craft Association, Truro, Cornwall
Jubilee Wharf Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall
Memberships and Schemes
- Member of Made in Cornwall Scheme Cornwall County Council's Trading Standards
- Member of The Cornwall Craft Association
- Member of the Poly Guild, Falmouth
- Registered with the Goldsmiths Company, London Assay Office.