Hilary Aleksa Harwell has been designing and creating wearable art for nearly a decade. She studied under Raychel Wengenroth at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut. Hilary decided to pursue metalsmithing shortly after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder (in 2002) with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology.

Hilary works primarily in copper and sterling silver, incorporating elements of simplicity and fluidity to her designs. She is inspired by natural elements, the interplay of color and texture, and gemstones that have character and depth.  Her work is currently featured in galleries and boutiques throughout the Southeastern United States including:

Homegrown,  Decatur GA

At The Collective,  Inman Park GA

Re-Inspiration Store, Poncey-Highlands GA

Gabriella’s,  Asheville NC

Atelier Gallery, Charleston SC


Hilary relocated to Georgia from her home state of Connecticut nearly four years ago when her husband accepted a position in the Atlanta area. She is fortunate enough to have her studio in her home in Smyrna, Georgia, as this enables her to take care of her three children while pursuing jewelry design and her other passion, writing children’s fiction.


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