Metalsmiths for Change

Erin Hilburn - @ehilburn

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  • Regular price $75.00

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✨AUCTION✨ This 24-hr auction starts August 7th at 10am PT and ends August 8th at 10am PT. Auction proceeds benefit National Black Food & Justice Alliance (95%) & the Metalsmiths for Change Fund (5%)

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ARTIST: @ehilburn

ITEM DESCRIPTION: Growing food sustainably only recently became a passion of mine. In my research about sustainable food growth, urban farming, and the farming community I learned to grow my own backyard garden, I also learned the insidious history of black land theft. Since the 50s over 90% of black agricultural land owners have been dispossessed of their property.

I am thrilled that Metalsmiths for Change has selected such an awesome organization (@blackfoodjustice) to benefit from this weekend’s auction. An organization devoted to amplifying, organizing, & building institutions for Black food and land sovereignty.

For my auction items I will be offering spade earrings from my garden collection. Each spade is hand sawn and formed. Each handle has been textured and the words “bloom” and “grow”show proudly on each blade. Since each spade is handmade there will be slight variations from piece to piece. You can expect that the spade will measure approximately 2.75 to 3 inches while hanging. It will be suspended from a handmade sterling silver ear wire. There will be one auction for the spades in a Sans Serif font and one auction for a scripted font. These will be made-to-order and you will receive photos of your specific copper spades prior to shipment.

Shipping: Free within the US // Contact artist for International rates