La Contessa

LaContessa photoJewelry has an allurement that has fascinated jewelry artisans and wearers for centuries. There’s something bewitching about it that brings more than a sparkle to the eye. The creations of Artist Mary DeMarco epitomize the artistry of elegant jewelry making and now the creation of giftware for the home. For almost 20 years, Mary, inspired after her fine art studies at Towson State University; Maryland Institute of Art; and Florence, Italy, has been designing jewelry and gifts that are handmade in her studio in Baltimore.

With her Italian heritage and having spent time traveling and studying in Italy, Mary decided to trade under the name “La Contessa,” which means “the countess” in English. She formed her studio, DeMarco-Wolfe Limited, in 1986 with her husband, William Wolfe, in Baltimore, Maryland. The studio is located less than one mile from the Maryland Institute of Art jewelry classrooms, where Mary continues to study.

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