Marie Muscardini, a Bay Area native, decided to take a leap of faith and open Handcraft Studio School in September of 2013. Her goal was to bring her passions together, creating a special environment where artists could share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the local community. Influenced by her creative upbringing and supported by her family and friends, opening the studio has been a huge source of happiness. 

Marie is inspired by beauty and all the simple pleasures in life—she loves blooming fruit trees in the Spring, and getting into a well made bed at night. She lives in the East Bay with her husband and two children.