Maria Irene Weinz was born in Bogota, Colombia, she lived in the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Papua New Guinea where she taught scuba diving. 

In 2009 she joined the Corcoran School of Arts and Design where she studied and worked until 2015.


Committed to using only recycled and Fairmined materials she is a proud member of Ethical Metalsmiths an NGO that helps jewelers find materials from responsible sources.  Her studio is in the Washington DC metropolitan area.