Mari Thomas is a Welsh contemporary designer jeweller who established her first workshop in 1998. During her career she has won numerous design awards including the Gold Medal for Craft and Design at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and is listed in the prestigious who’s who directory of leading jewellery designers at the Goldsmiths Company London. In recognition for her contribution to the arts in Wales she received an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales Trinity St David.
She has recieved many prestigious commissions by some of the leading cultural institutions such as BBC Wales, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, National Library of Wales and the Welsh Rugby Union. Mari has also made the Urdd Eisteddfod crown and two National Eisteddfod of Wales crowns.
She has designed and delivered statement pieces for many well known personalities such as HRH The Prince of Wales, Actors Ioan Gruffudd, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Sheen, Musical artists such as Bryn Terfel, Sting, Boy George, Kim Wilde, Aled Jones, Tim Rhys Evans and Only Men Aloud, Theatrical producers Cameron Mackintosh and Lord Lloyd Webber and style icon Daphne Guinness.
Her jewellery has appeared on the pages of Vogue, Tatler and Hello. She exhibited nationally and internationally including London, Tokyo and New York.
Mari Thomas opened the doors of her gallery and workshop in Llandeilo West Wales in 2012 showcasing the work of over 35 of the finest national and international jewellers alongside her own contemporary and distinctive collections.