The Hand Hammered Collection is an expression of Hilary’s love of metalsmithing. With an array of hammers and dapping tools, Hilary moves metal to create sculptural organic shapes and kinetic motifs. Hammering is a release, it is meditative, it is transformative. Nearly every piece of jewelry that comes out of Hilary’s studio has at least one element that has been hand hammered. Hammering is not just a sculptural design technique, but it also gives the metal durable flexibility and strength. Hilary’s trusty planishing hammer is her go-to for flattening and forging, while an array of cross peens create different textures and make fold-forming possible.
Hammering is essential to Hilary’s designs and it means that each piece is handmade and carefully considered.