Hannah is a Swansea based contemporary jeweller who works predominately in enamel, copper and silver. She graduated from Hereford College of Arts in 2016 with a BA in Jewellery Design. Her current work is inspired by British coastal landscapes, in particular the south-west coast of Scotland.
Up until my final year in Uni I worked almost entirely in brass and copper using fold forming techniques and etching to create forms and surfaces often based on architecture. However, growing up in Swansea as well as regularly visiting the south-west coast of Scotland I have developed a love for the coast. The jewellery in my Graduate collection is based upon my family’s holiday hut ‘High Tide’ and the surrounding area of Carrick Shore on the south-west coast of Scotland. It is an attempt to capture the beauty of this landscape and also immerse the wearer in the memory and atmosphere of a place.
It was during this project that I began experimenting with enamels. Through fold forming and enamelling I create fragments of the coast depicting the textures, patterns and atmosphere of the landscape, immersing the wearer within an unreachable environment, transporting them to a memory or experience.
Since graduating I have expanded my collections based on this theme and have continued my use of enamelling to create wearable jewellery that embodies the coastal landscape. I see my jewellery as artworks that can be carried around on the body, interacted with, touched.
Queen Street Gallery, Neath