Meet the Maker: Maria Molteni

Meet the Maker: Maria Molteni

Maria Molteni is one of our favorite artists, and a close bud of the shop! In 2020 we hosted Maria's show Which House/HausWitch on our Local Artist's Wall, which offered a beautiful backdrop for passerby while most of downtown was closed to the public. 

This weekend we're hosting a celebration of Maria's new deck Counting to Infinity * Stelle Scopa, a passion project fueled by ancestral devotion and celestial inspiration. But who's the witch behind the magic paintbrush? Read on to find out more about Strega Maria!

What's your name/pronouns?
Maria Molteni (They)
What’s your sun/moon/rising? 
Libra Sun + Rising, Aries Moon
When did you start your business? 
I’ve been a grown-ass hustling artist for a good 20 years?
What's your favorite color?
Violet/Purple since birth, but the rest are the children I love equally 
Do you have a lucky number?
7! I painted the first “canvas” painting of my life on my 7th birthday. It was of a giant letter 7 with 7 stars around it and the word “seven” painted twice. All of the 7’s in my Stelle Scopa deck have colored foil fingers. 
As a beekeeper/ beewitch, I also love a hexagon 
Where's your favorite place to get takeout?
I guess wherever has Pho since I can use the containers for mixing paint in ; )
What's the best show/movie you've seen recently?
Show: The Law According to Lidia Pöet - about (the first?) 19th century woman lawyer in Torino, IT. 
Who are your favorite famous/fictional witches?
Ursula, all Sirens, Vampira, Pipi Longstocking, St. Hildegard, Hekate 



The days of the week carry just as much energy and symbolism as the months of the year or the phases of the moon, and that can be helpful for witches who like to time their spells with the vibe of the moment!Inside you'll find practices, associations and allies for each day of the week to help you infuse every day with magic.