Maria received her MFA in ceramics from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and her BFA from the University of South Florida. Born in Kansas, she lived through her late teens in Venezuela and currently resides in Philadelphia. Presently, she teaches in several Art Centers around the city and maintains a ceramic studio at the Loom
factory in Port Rinchmond.
Maria's current body of work explores memory. The objects she creates are abstract interpretations from her childhood while living in Caracas, Venezuela. Her work explore the relationship between line, color, textures and form.