Behind the scenes…


Ephemeral moments from deep in the woods. Fleeting glimpses of sparkles on the water. Breathless gazes at the expanding night sky. Deep introspection as one turns within. Rough hewn beauty, texture, cycles, grit… values woven into the day to day rituals when one lives in a rugged environment. Connecting to the land, to the shifts and nuances that nature brings. These intrinsic qualities influence the rhythm of your systems, the movements of your hands, the nature of your ideas, the ebb and flow of creativity. Flame & Stone originated from primal necessity to create and moves forward from a place of intuitive passion for the handmade object. 

Each piece from Flame & Stone is designed and fabricated by hand within a small studio tucked in the woods of Madeline Island. Flame & Stone is a one woman operation; owned and ran exclusively by me, Hilary Nelson. The “we/our” is myself, my hands, my ideas, and my ability to create. Recycled & traceable stilver/metals are used whenever possible, ethically sourced stones are researched and caught after, ecologically conscious practices are employed in my studio and my work. I am happy to provide you more information about my process and sources. Please reach out with any questions.

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
— Rumi