Mary DeMarco-Wolfe / La Contessa
jewelry / non precious
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
La Contessa by Mary DeMarco-Wolfe is three things above all else: creative, hand-crafted and unique. DeMarco-Wolfe and her husband Buddy Wolfe have been creating La Contessa jewelry since 1986, when they unveiled their very first line of nature-inspired pewter jewelry and gifts. Each La Contessa piece is inspired by the artist’s Italian heritage as well as her love of antiques, gardening and travel. The Baltimore-based team crafts every last piece right here in the U.S. with a commitment to quality, beauty and value. Despite its success, La Contessa is often represented at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals throughout the season.
DeMarco-Wolfe received a degree in fine arts from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland and then went on to study in Florence, Italy, where she solidified her love for Old World craftsmanship. A beautiful collection of lead-free pewter bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pins, rings, gifts and tableware unites the La Contessa collection, and each one is finished with exquisite stones and embellishments that give it a one-of-a-kind flair. All pieces are hand-crafted in DeMarco-Wolfe’s Baltimore studio. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is proud to offer this artist alongside many other prominent jewelry makers.