Hurdle is not constrained by the traditional discourse of jewelers and instead seeks to engage the wearer and make a statement. This freedom energizes his designs and creates conceptually powerful pieces. Silver, brass, copper, and precious metals make up the majority of Hurdle’s working materials. Inspired by the abstract expressionists, modern sculpture and surrealism, his work has a perennial quality imbued with a fresh and current perspective. It is an important aspect of Hurdle’s practice that every piece is made by hand. The hand of the artist is clearly evident in the finished product, materializing as noticeably unique objects.