Mark Hileman's Profile
Mark McBride Hileman graduated from the Texas Tech University College of Architecture in 1970. During college and in the following years, various galleries represented his paintings and sculptures. Mark began making jewelry in 1974; the same year he opened his architectural office in Scottsdale, Arizona. The sculptural shapes and use of vibrant inlay color in his jewelry designs are an expansion and blending of his diverse artistic backgrounds.
Mark has inlaid every material imaginable. However, for many years his material of choice has been opal. Over the years, he has established lasting relationships with the elite of Australia’s opal miners and dealers to ensure that he continues to obtain the best opal available. “There is no other material that I know of that is as exciting to work with as opal. Its variations of light, pattern and color are endless. To take what…
- Born on December 5
- Joined March 26, 2009