Marcos Teixeira arrived
in the United States, a certified gemologist, ready to do
business selling precious and semi-precious gemstones. He
soon discovered that he much preferred to work with the stones
himself to create beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry. His very
first piece was juried and then displayed at a show at New
York City's Fashion Institute of Technology, where he studied.
Marcos has been designing and creating
works of art in gold, silver, and platinum at the Torpedo
Factory Art Center since 1996. His artistic interests have
led him to now explore sculpture and you can see some of his
work in alabaster and terra cotta at his studio.