Jeweller Erin Dolman was born and raised in Vancouver, but eventually heard the call of the wild pulled up her city roots and now resides in a beautiful cabin in the woods of Roberts Creek, BC, Canada. Erin’s work is designed and created by the artist in her home based studio under the supervision of her Pug-Burl. When not working in her studio Erin is an avid gardener, bird watcher and amateur naturalist and these interests show as a strong influence in her jewellery. A born collector, walks in the woods surrounding her home provide a wealth of natural treasures, which are then incorporated into her one of a kind pieces.
Over the past 12 years Erin has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in both Canada and internationally. In 2004 a craft scholarship enabled her to attend the prestigious Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for a 3 week course with jeweller Marcia MacDonald. Erin has also been the recipient of a number of grants and awards including the Rosen Group’s Niche Award in 2002, one of 5 inaugural BC Creative Achievement Award in 2005, and 1st place in the brooch category for Lapidary Journals annual Jewellery Arts Awards in 2006.