Mari is from an agricultural background and grew up on a remote Welsh farm in Gwynedd. She had a natural creative talent from an early age which developed throughout her time at school and college and has ultimately become her career.
After graduating from Loughborough University in 2006, with a 1st Class BA Honours degree in Jewellery & Silversmithing, Mari set up her own workshop at her home in Mallwyd, Merionethshire.
‘Mari Eluned’ has since flourished into a successful business. Her designs, especially her Welsh Slate Jewellery have caught the eye of people all over Britain as well as overseas, customers who appreciate contemporary design; or for individuals who wants to wear and treasure a ‘little piece of Wales’.
She continues to design and create unique jewellery inspired by her passion for nature, her surroundings and natural materials.
Winner of the 2009 Gwynedd Taste & Talent award
‘Young Craft Worker / Artist of the Year’
BA Hons (First Class) Jewellery & Silversmithing
Loughborough University 2003 - 2006
Foundation Course in Art & Design (Distinction)
Coleg Menai, Bangor 2002 – 2003