Maya was born in 1977 in Boston. She studied sculpture and literature before going on to receive a graduate degree in Metalsmithing in 2007 from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Maya's jewelry is made by hand in Northern California and is exhibited and sold both nationally and internationally. Her process stems from a belief in perfection and symmetry, with the knowledge that these qualities often hide within imperfection and asymmetry. She brings a love of research, a minimalist sensibility and a sculptural approach to making both her bespoke and limited production pieces. Maya investigates materials and their capacities to perform both physically and poetically, and often uses high karat gold, steel, silver and raw, textured stones in her jewelry. Her work emerges from the belief that no material is static and that there is beauty to be found in the changing surfaces of objects as they are worn.