Ellen Hunt's professional background in architecture and long family history of metalsmithing together create simple, elegant, timeless jewelry. The technical precision used to form each coil,
burnish, and form come from a lifetime of passion for design and an innate love of patterns and texture. Each piece is hand-formed using ancient techniques, modern tools, and incredibly acute attention to detail. Much like a building's use of negative space and interaction with its environment can create either an astonishing piece of art or another boring structure, Hunt's pieces take their shape with great intention and care. Her concern for the environment manifests itself in her membership with Ethical Metalsmiths. She uses recycled stones and metals, and lab-grown crystals. She uses newly mined ones if vintage or recycled are unavailable. Ellen is always available to work on custom or one of a kind pieces, too.
As a jeweler and metalsmith I look to my surroundings for inspiration. This includes a lovely redbud tree that grows outside my house, the rivers and streams of Texas and the people I know and love. My work includes explorations in texture, casting, fabrication and alternative materials. As a member of Ethical Metalsmith I try to the best of my ability to use recycled metals and stones. All diamonds in my work are conflict free, and I often use kiln rather than earth grown gems. And I love private commissions. If you need heirloom jewelry repurposed or want a signature piece of your own, I'd love to work with you.