THE W GALLERY FEATURE ARTIST
Jewelry Designer: Vincent Hawley
Location: New York, NY USA
Experience: 13 Years
Materials: Platinum, 24-14k multicolor Gold, Sterling/Fine Silver
Having control over every aspect of his own business Vincent Wil Hawley, owner of VWH Jewelry, creates one-of-a-kind, hand-made pieces without limits. Vincent received his BFA from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (SMFA), and graduated from the Gemological School of America in Florence, Italy. Each VWH creation is produced simply with classic hand tools and can take up to six months to create.
Since 2002 Vincent has sought out the roots of one of jewelry’s most challenging and classic practices – engraving; specifically the art of Florentine Engraving. This art incorporates such integral detail that only the truly masterful hand can give it life. Using nothing but basic hand-tools, bulini or gravers, the art incorporates extremely complex open work patterns or Traforo. A historical art form passed through the generations in Florence. Vincent ventures overseas, to work and study this fine art and continues to work in both New York, NY and Florence, Italy in his studios creating with this long lost art.
Vincent's main influences are Caravaggio, Benevenuto Cellini, Mario Buccellat.
Stop by The W Gallery to view some of Vincent's incredible work or check out her items in our online store.