Erin Cuff Makes all jewelry and art by hand in Oakland, California. She studied Silversmithing under William T. King at Sterling Quest School of Silversmithing in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Erin draws her inspiration from nature, primarily the deserts of the Southwestern United States where she grew up and of the Central Highlands of Mexico where she lived for a spell. Her designs both pay homage and give a new perspective to the southwestern style of Jewelry design she has always admired. Her eye for selecting one of a kind Turquoise and other semi-precious stones is an art form in itself. Each Piece you see is fabricated from scratch by her own two hands and is truly one of a kind.
Erin Cuff makes all jewelry by hand in Oakland, California. With a rich background in photography, art, and woodworking, her eye for design is well rounded and multifaceted to say the least. Erin's jewelry features both sterling silver and solid gold, inspired by the desert, modernism, her grandparent’s photographs of Los Angeles in the sixties, mid century furniture, classic rock and roll, and the southwestern United States where she hails from. Before making jewelry, she once drove around the United States for 5 months by herself and ever since swears that the best cure for designer's block is a long solo drive. Above all her biggest inspiration is her grandmother Madelyn, who was a classically trained jeweler and gemologist from the mid 70’s through the early 2000’s.
Erin mastered silversmithing under Billy King at Sterling Quest in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and soon after began her journey in goldsmithing working under Bay Area jeweler Kate Ellen of Crown Nine as production manager.
All of Erin's creations carry an equal balance of elegance, utilitarianism, and sentiment. Both In structure and style, they are built to last a lifetime and then some.