Meredith Hilt

Jewelry / Metalsmith
Guest at Round Hill Arts Center
35246 Harry Byrd Highway Round Hill, VA 20141
Loudoun Valley, Stop #25

Sterling silver hand cut Dogwood earrings.
Sterling silver hand cut Dogwood earrings.

Artist Statement

After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (PA), my lifelong obsession with jewelry led me to metalsmithing. It was the perfect art form for me. My days are filled with discovery. One day I may be working with a saw or torch and the next hammering out a raised image in the metal. As I shape and merge metals together, I watch these pieces play off each other on their way to becoming finished artwork. The end result is wearable art that is often embellished with ivory, artisan glass, or semi-precious stones. My love of animals and nature are frequently the inspiration of my pieces.

While I love my studio and the experience of bringing my imagination to life, I make time to teach workshops and classes in Northern Virginia. My jewelry can be found in boutiques and galleries on the East Coast, and also on Etsy.

Mixed metal pendant made of bronze, sterling and copper.
Mixed metal pendant made of bronze, sterling and copper.
Sterling silver ring made of wire and sheet metal, with copper rivets.
Sterling silver ring made of wire and sheet metal, with copper rivets.
Hand sawn copper cell phone holders.
Hand sawn copper cell phone holders.
Leaf necklace made of hand cut copper sheet metal and leather cord. The copper was tinted with alcohol dies.
Leaf necklace made of hand cut copper sheet metal and leather cord. The copper was tinted with alcohol dies.
Hand cut and textured sterling silver Ginkgo leaf necklace.
Hand cut and textured sterling silver Ginkgo leaf necklace.
Sterling silver and Aventurine bead necklace. The pendant was hand cut from silver sheet metal, hammered via Chasing and Repousse, and riveted to forged silver wire bails.
Sterling silver and Aventurine bead necklace. The pendant was hand cut from silver sheet metal, hammered via Chasing and Repousse, and riveted to forged silver wire bails.
Ginkgo leaf earrings with sterling beads. The leaves were hand cut and textured from sheet silver, and the French ear hooks were hand made from sterling wire.
Ginkgo leaf earrings with sterling beads. The leaves were hand cut and textured from sheet silver, and the French ear hooks were hand made from sterling wire.
Sterling silver hand cut horse, soldered to copper sheet. Pendant has a self bail, mounted over forged sterling wire.
Sterling silver hand cut horse, soldered to copper sheet. Pendant has a self bail, mounted over forged sterling wire.
Sterling silver pendant with tab set Turquoise stone, and hung on Tiger Eye beads.
Sterling silver pendant with tab set Turquoise stone, and hung on Tiger Eye beads.
Sterling hand cut tabbed pendant with Druzy Quartz stone and Black Onyx beads.
Sterling hand cut tabbed pendant with Druzy Quartz stone and Black Onyx beads.
Copper and Sterling cuff bracelets. Fold-formed and hand stamped.
Copper and Sterling cuff bracelets. Fold-formed and hand stamped.
Copper bird and textured pendant were hand cut from sheet metal and soldered together. Pendant has a self bail, with sterling and copper beads below.
Copper bird and textured pendant were hand cut from sheet metal and soldered together. Pendant has a self bail, with sterling and copper beads below.
One side of a prior WLAST display.
One side of a prior WLAST display.

Offering on tour: Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and hand forged items. Metalsmithing demonstrations. Refreshments.

Loudoun Valley Stop #25

Visit Meredith Hilt at Round Hill Arts Center
Round Hill Art Center is just beyond Round Hill on Route 7 West. We are located in the same building as the Hill High Marketplace. Traveling west, we are on the right.