Maria Camera-Smith is a metalsmith, enamelist, and jeweler whose work focuses on nostalgia, identity, and body adornment. She relies on jewelry formats as systems to analyze her environment while also searching for a time/place of belonging. Her works are made with contemporary metalsmithing techniques, precious materials and enamel. Camera-Smith is currently a bench jeweler for Skelton Jewelry Design. She was the 2021-2023 Artist in Residence in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL. She earned her MFA in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling from Kent State University, OH in 2021 and a BFA in Metalsmithing from Slippery Rock University, PA in 2015. Camera-Smith has also worked as an A level bench jeweler for Signet Jewelers. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in private and public collections. Camera-Smith is a member of the Allegheny Metals Collective (AMC) and Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).