Marisa Morales Cawthorne is a handmade jewelry artist inspired by animals and nature, using natural stones and precious metals.
About Marisa Cawthorne
Marisa Morales Cawthorne was born in Mexico City to an American mother and a Mexican father. Growing up in an artistic, multi-cultural family, she gained rich experiences that inform who she became as an artist.
Cawthorne studied graphic design in Mexico City, but maintaining a special interest in art, she kept trying new techniques, dabbling in pottery, drawing and painting. She was fortunate to learn from a number of talented artists, taking painting lessons from master painter Virgilio Ruiz in Mexico City, and studying pastel and watercolors with Alice VanOverstraeten of Arizona.
A few years ago, Cawthorne began to experiment with sculpture and realized this 3-dimensional art was her true artistic calling. She took lessons in making silver jewelry making from Moises Alvarado, one of Mexico’s best metalsmiths. She later moved to Austin, Texas, where she studied with Judy Weers to become certified in working with silver metal clay.
In 2016, Cawthorne moved to Denver, Colorado, where she fell in love with its beautiful nature and mountains.