The Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West next week, running from November 9-13. Each week leading up to the Market, we have been featuring exhibiting artists.
Today we’re highlighting Eron Hamill of Richmond, BC, who is new to the Market in 2016.
Eron’s creative instincts have their roots in her family home in Port Townsend, WA. She grew up surrounded by painters, musicians, writers, and ceramists. That early exposure to a wide variety of creative disciplines had a strong impact on her aesthetic sensibilities.
She studied art history at Western Washington University, and then moved to Victoria, BC to continue her education at the University of Victoria. Later, she made the decision to move to Toronto so she could attend the Ontario College of Art and Design.
She says, “I didn’t find my passion for metal and fire until years later when I took my first silversmith course. The inherent dichotomy of metal work remains deeply satisfying. The sterling silver is rigid, but with the right tools and techniques it becomes very malleable. Creating handcrafted jewellery requires strength, sometimes brute force, and delicacy of hand. The masculine of fire and hammers becomes the feminine of the jewellery itself.”
Circles are a recurrent theme in Eron’s work.
For more information, visit Eron Hamill’s website.
You’ll find Eron Hamill and hundreds of other exhibitors from across Canada at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.
43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 9-13, 2016 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm
Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find a $2 discount on advance tickets, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.