Mary Forst is an emerging metalsmith and jeweler living in Portland, Maine. In May of 2016 she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing & Jewelry at Maine College of Art. Forst grew up in a small town in Chester, Connecticut, which allowed for a strong family bond. She is interested in the relationship society has to objects such as the heirloom. Exploring her own sentiment allows her to bridge the past and the present and creates a commentary pertaining to the bygone item.