Maryam Riazi spent most her young adult life in the city of Shiraz. She is a self-taught ceramic artist. Maryam studied Fashion Design at Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles and later on transferred and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She has pursued other artistic interests in jewelry making, silversmithing, casting and weaving at various times in her life. She currently works as a ceramist and a design consultant in Los Angeles.