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Estyn Hulbert | Featured Visual Artist

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For this Sunday’s winter solstice event, the theme is STARDUST. It’s our first evening event ever and a new venue for us, too–December 20th at 6pm at Judson Memorial Church. Our visual artist is Estyn Hulbert, a gifted jeweler who lives in Ellenville, NY. Estyn makes gorgeous, handcrafted pieces from metal, pearls and jewels. Estyn will make an installation of her work and is making at least one new piece inspired by the theme. I love Estyn’s work, it’s seductive, sensual and rare (she gave me a pair of earrings for my 50th birthday!) and I’m thrilled to share her incredible vision with everyone on the eve of the solstice.

Here’s her bio:

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About Estyn Hulbert

I make unique, classic, contemporary jewelry for the self-authored woman. She knows what she loves and builds her jewelry collection the way she builds her wardrobe, one carefully chosen item at a time.

Whether wearing an elegantly layered necklace or an opulent statement piece, I want a woman to feel beautiful and confident as she moves though her life.

I create each piece by hand, imbuing it with my time and attention. Following the thread of an idea leads me from one design to the next, always learning from the making itself. The distinctive character of the materials and the touch of the tools make each piece one of a kind.

Growing up in a family full of artists and missionaries, it’s not surprising that I’m concerned with beauty and meaning.

My maternal grandfather was artist Garth Williams, who illustrated dozens of children’s books including Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and the Little House on the Prairie series.

I apprenticed with my aunt, the artist and jewelry designer Jessica Rose, who hired me as her assistant and encouraged me to start designing jewelry.

Although I was born in Scotland and grew up in France and Switzerland, I have chosen to make my home in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Living and working in an 1840s farmhouse surrounded by mountains, a vegetable garden, and an old wooden barn, the pace of country life matches the pace of my work. Quiet. Focused. Special.

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