About Hannah, designer & maker
I have always had a thing for jewellery - Mum said I didn't go anywhere without my beads as a toddler. I've always been a maker -the physical act of making and creating gives me such joy. Even as a child I had a huge collection of shiny beads in tiny pots which I made earrings and necklaces.
After a BA Hons degree in Fine Art at Cardiff and a spell at College of Charleston in the US, I studied silver smithing at night school while enjoying a career in Graphic Design.
I'm passionate about making and feel very lucky to call it ‘work’. I design and make all my jewellery from my sunny studio in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.
I enjoy working with simple shapes and forms and love the endless possibilities of links and linear elements. I find inspiration in the everyday: from the soft-edged shapes of nature-worn organic forms such as seaside pebbles to the hard, graphic lines of industrial architecture and even road markings. My work is simple, contemporary and ultimately wearable. I love making jewellery and I make what I like to wear – I really hope you like it too!
I'd love to hear from you, drop me a line...
JUST A CARD
"If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open" a gallery owner quoted on closing their business, thus inspiring the ‘Just a Card’ campaign:
The JUST A CARD campaign aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses. Visit www.justacard.org for full details of their brilliant campaign in support of independent makers and retail outlets.