Hannah Felicity Dunne
Hannah studied ‘Jewellery and Applied Arts’ HND in Manchester followed by a BA(Hons) in ‘Metalwork and Jewellery’ at Sheffield Hallam University graduating in 2009 and is currently based in Bristol.
Using traditional hammering techniques Hannah forms sculptural jewellery and silverware from flat sheets of metal and wire. Chasing punches and textured hammers are used to apply different surface finishes to the piece. Hannah’s work is visual and tactile it is about form and texture as well as function. Inspiration is absorbed during visits to Scotland and travels abroad. Much of her work is influenced by the rugged landscape of the highlands and near by beaches, forest and nature walks old buildings, castles and ruins. Working with a very hand’s on and experimental approach, Hannah allows the material and tools to guide her through the process of making bringing her ideas to life by creating and evolving a design intuitively.
Hannah has exhibited her work with galleries and craft fairs throughout the UK including Goldsmiths’ Fair and The Goldsmiths Centre. In 2011 Hannah was awarded a place on Hothouse the Crafts Council intensive development programme for emerging makers.