We're excited and very much looking forward to hosting Hilary for the first jewelry trunk show of the season. Come say hello and check out her exceptionally unique work, enjoy light refreshments and special trunk show prices.
Hilary Finck designs and hand-crafts all of her jewelry in her sunny San Francisco studio. Her designs are an amalgam of modernism and art deco, the constant need to brighten things up with pops of color, and the desire to transform raw metal via hand hammering. One design influences another, and another…and so it goes. Hilary’s jewelry is unique, kinetic, has a feminine spirit, and feels great to wear.
Hilary studied jewelry design and metalsmithing at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Upon moving to San Francisco in 2000, she apprenticed with Peter and Dan Macchiarini at Macchiarini Creative Design for two years, and then went on to start her own studio. Hilary has taught jewelry design and metalsmithing classes at the Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto, CA and the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT.
The pendent featured in the photo is from her Plique-a-jour collection: Hilary’s plique-a-jour jewelry is a modern take on a centuries-old enameling technique. French for “letting in daylight”, plique-a-jour is a time-intensive process whereby transparent enamel is inlayed into open spaces and repeatedly fired in a kiln until the desired results are achieved. The “dots” are her signature design. When illuminated by light, they provide a brilliant and surprising pop of color. When not captured in light, the pieces have a bold elegance that stand on their own.