Marina Marioni

 

Self-taught and unbound by material, Marina Marioni has a distinctive style marked by an affinity for visual puns and the tattoo arts. Constantly building upon her knowledge and craft, Marina’s skillset includes everything from metal fabrication, woodworking, and pattern making, to tattooing and embroidery. She comes from an artistic family including her father & brother, glass artists Paul and Dante Marioni.   

“It is difficult to stay within the boundaries of traditional jewelry making techniques when I have knowledge of so many techniques from so many mediums…Real enjoyment comes from the figuring out how to make my designs go from drawings on paper to reality. Learning has always inspired me and keeps me exploring different mediums. That way I’m always interested in what I’m doing.”

While Marina’s work spans many mediums, humor, wit, and pop culture are always primary ingredients. Marina and her work have been featured at the Tacoma Art Museum and in other exhibitions across the US and on PBS’s Craft in America,

 

Current Work

Last Call Brooch 
Brooch in sterling silver, hand-painted miniatures, precious metal clay and resin. Approx 2 x 1 3/4". 
Exhibit: Women Working Words 

'Meet Me in Heaven' Brooch 
Brooch in sterling silver. 
Exhibit: Women Working Words 

Tornado 
Brooch in sterling silver, resin, embroidered cotton and antique watch crystal. 2 x 2 1/2" 

Trophy Brooch 
Sterling and fine sterling silver, and flannel fabric. 2 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/16". 
Exhibit: Louder than Words 

 

 

Palm Ring 
Ring in sterling silver, embroidered cotton and resin. Size 6 (may be sized to fit) 

Past Work

 

Tout ou Rien (All or Nothing)
Brooch in sterling and fine silver, hand embroidered ribbon and cotton fabric. 3 ¼ x 1 ½". 
Exhibit: Louder than Words 

 

Monopoly 
Ring in sterling silver with wood game piece.