I am compelled to create.
I spent many years working in different media - drawing, painting, pastels, photography, stained glass, mosaics, sculpture, wire, glass, quilting, pastry, music and more - but jewelry is the one that stuck.
Jewelry is my passion.
I began my jewelry journey working in gemstones, and I love gems - so much so that I became a gemologist and mineral consultant - but I got twitchy working only in gems. In 2010, I expanded my art practice with introductory study of metalsmithing and resin.
My focus shifted.
My mind is awash continuously with ideas, and I have to keep a journal handy, or my brain would shut down from it all. I'm obsessed with process and layers, and thrive on what others consider tedium, but which I find meditative. I love working with non-traditional materials, and using everyday items in new ways. There's nothing better than giving the wearer a surprise, on top of falling in love with a piece of jewelry for purely aesthetic reasons.
HUWBijoux is constantly evolving, created in a studio that's a combination art space and science lab.
Thank you for visiting HUWBijoux!
- Heather Uthman Widener
AJP, Diamonds Graduate (GIA)