Maryann Hamel has been interested in the creative arts ever since she was a teenager. While studying civil engineering at the University of Buffalo, Maryann also worked at the school’s craft center and was exposed to new tools and techniques that shifted her artistic focus. Over the years that followed she took an interest in metalworking, especially with silver, brass and copper. Maryann now works from her studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she creates a variety of functional and decorative pieces: framed mirrors, wind chimes, holiday ornaments, spinning wind sculptures and jewelry. Many of her pieces exhibit a Southwest influence in their design. For more information about Maryann Hamel and her artwork visit her website www.curliosity.com.