Marie DeWerff, born in Bloomington, IL received her BFA in metalsmithing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. While there she was the recipient of the 2015 Rickert Ziebold Trust Award as well as a Windgate research grant. Marie’s work consists of functional jewelry and vessels that explore forged and fabricated forms. Marie has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Most recently she participated in The North American Mokume Gane Exhibition in Japan. Currently Marie is pursuing her MFA at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.