DESIGNED BY NATURE CRAFTED BY HAND
"WE WANTED SOMETHING TO REMIND US OF OUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT. BUT WITH 'LEAVE NO TRACE', YOU REALLY CAN'T BRING BACK A PIECE. ERIN'S INTRICATE RECREATION OF TOPO MAPS GAVE US A REALLY ARTISTIC WAY TO REMEMBER WHERE WE'VE BEEN."
— Bruce Ken, Trail Guide
Based in Rochester, NY, the Squirrel Hill Design and Craft team specializes in woodworking, modern day mapmaking, and picture framing.
Erin grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and in 2011 moved from the Squirrel Hill neighborhood to Washington state to go to The Evergreen State College. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts focusing on fine woodworking and craft. After receiving her degree she moved with her boyfriend to Rochester, NY to be close to his family.
Now, Erin creates one of a kind decor pieces inspired by and featuring natural forms. Her topographic maps are handcrafted out of delicate thin sheets of wood. As a result, each piece is completely unique.
You'll find us at craft shows across upstate New York almost every weekend starting in the springtime. We like to think of each of our shows as a pop up shop and work hard to have a variety of pieces available to purchase. Stop by to say hello and see our work in person!
"ERIN'S MAPS ARE INCREDIBLE AND TRULY A WORK OF ART! THE MATERIALS SHE USES ARE BEAUTIFUL AND HER ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS AMAZING. ERIN HAS IMPECCABLE TASTE AND A REAL TALENT FOR WOODWORKING AND DESIGN. MY HUSBAND AND I WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE SEVERAL OF ERIN'S PIECES AND CAN ATTEST TO THE VERY HIGH QUALITY OF HER WORK."
— Colleen Kim, Archivist