The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Whitefish artist, Erin Hawley during the month of July. Erin is a 2012 graduate from the Goldsmithing and Jewelry Arts program at Flathead Valley Community College. She creates one of a kind jewelry that explores the story that stone and silver seem to speak together. Erin says “I’m constantly finding inspiration in our vivacious mother nature and the sometimes harsh climates we as women and adventurers find ourselves in. I build jewelry for wild-hearted women, starting with a gorgeous stone or bit of silver, infuse it with an experience or story or intention, and steep it in strength of character. Whether we as women find our strength in red lipstick and 3” heels or in the swamps of unforgiving Alaska, I know the woman this jewelry is meant for is one zesty and one of a kind soul. And I love that.”
Rag and Stone is a Metalsmithing studio located in Northwest Montana, where Artist Erin Hawley creates one-of-a-kind jewelry and limited collections. She works out of a small outbuilding in Whitefish, MT dubbed “the bungalito” and is usually in the middle of a cup of hot coffee. Most of Erin’s jewelry is inspired by strong and independent women whose zest for life is contagious. Strength and bravery is a common theme and thread of her work.
Meet Erin during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 6-9 PM. Erin’s work will be displayed during the opening and through July 27.