Mara Kokkinou was born in Thessaloniki. She studied Jewelry Design and Production at MOKUME institute and opened her own workshop in Naousa, Greece in 1999.

Since then, she has been designing and making her own creations, discovering materials and textures that intrigue her. She has taken part in various exhibitions in Athens and Northern Greece and she is also teaching at jewelry seminars all around Greece.

Mara also studied Art Therapy and for the past ten years she has been offering her services pro bono to various groups and organizations that need her expertise. She does not stop educating herself about various aspects of jewelry design and the use of alternative materials, so she can evolve her own design style.

For Mara, every piece of art is the extension of the artist’s hand offering a friendly touch and connection to her soul.