Vashon long time resident and fine jewelry craftsman Eric Heffelfinger has created a new spring collection for VCA’s Gallery Gift Shop. The collection includes earrings, cuff bracelets, chains and pendants from gold and/or silver. He works with a variety of stones including include diamonds, jade, red coral, turquoise, pearls, lapis, and many others.
The show is for the month of May and also part of VIVA's spring Studio Tour, May 6-7 & 13-14, from 10am - 5pm, with the exception of Saturday May 13 which will be 10am - 3:30pm.
“I cast my first piece of jewelry when I was 15 years old. Now, some 55 years and over 5,000 pieces of jewelry later, I get the same sense of excitement as the centrifuge spins the molten metal from the crucible into the mold as I got those many years ago, casting my first piece of jewelry. What can I say? I live, eat, and breathe jewelry making. The basic technique I have used in the 54 years that I have been a goldsmith is lost wax casting. Fabrication, when needed, is done afterward. The goal of my designs is to be fluid rather than sharp edged. To be water rather than rock.”
Gallery hours: Wed - Sunday. 12-5pm
VCA will be closed for community events: May 12 & May 18
VIVA Studio tour extended hours:
May 6 & 7: 10-5pm
May 13: 10-3:30pm
May 14: 10-5pm