Vincent Hawley

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. Having started the business seven years ago Vincent has received his BFA from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as graduated from the Gemological School of America in Florence, Italy. He continues to be the sole designer, fabricator of his own work. Studying for over two years in Florence, Italy, under master Franco Rossi, Vincent incorporates his specialty, the fine art of Florentine Engraving into his pieces; such intricate work done solely with hand tools taking up to six months to create.

"Emptiness," or negative space, is critical to design. This is one of the foremost directions I take in my art. I create negative space, in a piece to create not only a visually stimulating design, but also to complete the pattern of the piece. The significance of material and composition plays an important role in my use of negative space: imperative to the design of the metal. One can bring depths to a piece which you have removed all weight from. To have a piece which is based upon what is not there, and therefore creating more from what is, fuels my passion in jewelry.