Maryam Riazi spent most her young adult life in the quiet city of Shiraz, known for its poets, philosophers and the sweet smell of orange blossoms.  Growing up hiking in mountains and swimming in springs, nature played a strong role in shaping her understanding of the world.

Maryam is a self taught ceramic artist. Inspiration from nature and all of its creatures, mountains, and plants integrate themselves throughout her work.  To her, all created objects should be worthy of the physical space they occupy, and so her fingers craft with precision, love and patience, easing the cool and earthy material into its next form.

Maryam studied Fashion Design at Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles and later on transferred and graduated from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She has pursued other artistic interests in jewelry making, silversmithing, casting and weaving at various times in her life.

She currently works as a ceramist and a design consultant in Los Angeles.