Hannah has fond memories of her childhood craft box and could often be founding making her own beads from paper which she would then turn into colourful necklaces. From a young age Hannah was introduced to using fabric creatively by her grandmother who was a talented knitter. Hannah still uses her grandmother’s knitting machine today and recently created a beautiful macramé woven wall hanging for her wedding.
Hannah went on to study Textile Design at Central Saint Martins where she achieved a first class degree. Whilst her peers were exploring fabric for fashion and interiors, Hannah wanted to push the capabilities of traditional textile technology and was fascinated by the way in which fabric and metal could be combined to create unique pieces of jewellery.
After graduating Hannah wanted to pursue her interest in jewellery and spent a year working for a jewellery designer where she created both silver and beaded pieces and enjoyed her first experience of working at a goldsmith’s bench.
Instilled with the confidence and inspiration to pursue jewellery further, Hannah embarked on a Masters in jewellery design. Her chosen project focused on developing pieces of jewellery that were unique to the process of knitting and she made a full collection which was exhibited at her Degree Show and for which she achieved a Distinction.
Eager to pursue a career in jewellery design, Hannah was led to Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery. Passionate about using sustainable yarns throughout her textile work, Hannah was particularly drawn to our position at the forefront of ethics within the jewellery industry.