Aloha! Welcome to my new website! In an effort to streamline content and social media pages, as well as make it easier for, you, my followers to access information I've begun the journey of blogging and keeping a personal website. I have to be honest, I'm a bit intimidated but still very excited! The goal is to share shop updates, special deals (hint, hint there's one coming in October), event dates, and most importantly TUTORIALS! As a self-taught metalsmith the resources I found online were invaluable, now I want to pay it forward. I hope to share my first tutorial by the end of October.
For those new to the site, let's begin with introductions. I'm Erin Hilburn and I'm the artist, web designer, social media manager, and all around business persona behind EHilburn Jewelry. I attended Troy University where I received my B.F.A. in Photo Studio only to find my senior year that I'm passionate about mixed media, ceramics, and metal working! I briefly worked as a portrait photographer before going back to school to receive my M.Ed. in Art Education. I LOVE teaching art. I've been a working artist for about three years. I dabble in ceramics and mix media, it's my calming space, but I work passionately with metal to create fantastic sea glass and gemstone jewelry. We (my husband and I) spend a lot of time at the beach sourcing sea glass and just enjoying life. Right now we're living in South Korea, which has been an adventure for sure. Overall, life is a dream. I get to see beaches around the world and pursue my passion!