Designer Claudio López was born in México City. López and studied architecture at the University of México and anthropology at the National Institute of Anthropology, both in Mexico City. López began jewelry making in 2010, choosing silver and natural stones as his media and palette. He received his Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Jewelry at Austin Community College in 2016. His designs can be found at www.athenasilversmith.com and at the Artisan Mercado, an outdoor market held from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month at the Old Bakery and Emporium, 1006 Congress. He also does custom orders for business with customer’s logo.