ABOUT ME: Hello! I’m Lindsay Huff and I’ve been creating colorful wearable art and enamel jewelry since 2006. I create as Huffalo—yes, it rhymes with Buffalo, but nope, I’m from Pittsburgh—the name is a reimagining of my last name as a weird, mythical creature with horns.
I fell in love with the tiny engineering of metalsmithing as a teenager. Immersed in the creative process is a moment of joy, where mental noise dissipates and I’m lost in the flow for hours. I’ve been a community arts educator since 2008 and I love to see this spark ignite in all ages of students.
ABOUT MY PRODUCTS: As Huffalo, I create limited production, custom, and one-of-a-kind jewelry primarily utilizing vitreous enamel and copper, which is a process of fusing glass powder to metal with a kiln or torch. Traditional metalsmithing techniques like hammering, sawing, soldering, and etching are my foundation, as I strive to make everyday objects that are durable enough to be shared for generations.
Enamel was traditionally used for functional items like cookware and street signs, so it’s a sturdy material that can be cleaned with dish soap and water. Sterling silver ear wires can be polished or dipped in jewelry cleaner without affecting the enamel or copper. All my pieces are nickel free.
Mark making, drawing, and sgraffito inform my imagery and line work, much of it inspired by landscapes, distilled from observation, and daydreamed from memories. I hope that my pieces can be a catalyst for a wearer’s own moments of reflection and joy. Jewelry is a way to speak to the people around you without words: it is a vessel for identity and a spark for connection.