"Handmade objects for eating, drinking, and connecting."Mariana was a corporate lawyer until she discovered the pleasures of working with clay. She graduated from the University of Florida with an MFA in ceramics in 2016. She is currently the Arts Specialist at the J. Wayne Reitz Union Arts & Crafts Center at the University of Florida. Mariana exhibits nationally, and her work has appeared in various publications including Ceramics Monthly and 500 Prints on Clay.