Maria Apostolopoulou is an established jewellery artist and master gem engraver born in Athens, Greece.
Since 1992 she explores, revives and reinvents the ancient art of glyptography.
Seal stone carving, gem sculpture, reverse intaglio, art medal and coin engraving are the fields where Maria A. creates her high expertise artworks .
Her limited edition glyptic jewels are exposed in galleries, international jewellery fairs, museums and cultural foundations. She also designs jewels for renown jewellery brands and develops jexclusive jewellery and art object collections for several museum art shops.
Maria A. is also painter and book illustrator.
Maria Apostolopoulou is the creative director of Eros - Psyche jewellery studio.
She was the former and head designer of the multi awarded Cosmochaos studio in Athens(1992-2014).
As the co-founder of the Association of Greek Jewellery Designers J.A.W (Jewellery Art Workers) Maria A. curated many important art jewellery exhibititons in Greece.
She is a full memebr of the Greek Goldsmiths council and active member of the cultural organization Event Horizon .
She tries to find time for teaching glyptography in order to contribute to the resque and revival of this major form of art .
Maria A. studied the art of Glyptography next to the last European master of glyptic arts Nick Kielty-Labrinides. Her artistic background also includes a BA on scenography and theatrical costume from L Stavrakos school of cinema, painting studies next to the painter Th.Drossos, goldsmithery apprenticipe next to Manos Panagiotou,, sculpture next to Hector Papadakis and a lifelong training upon rare jewellery techniques next to traditional craftsmen around the world.
Maria Apostolopoulou lives in Athens and works at her studio in the historic center of the city.