Hannah Simpson

Beautiful jewellery inspired by nature


My jewellery is inspired by natural patterns,
delicate floral motifs and botanical silhouettes


I am a jeweller and silversmith, creating feminine jewellery in precious metals and incorporating sparkling gemstones and colourful pearls. 

My work is inspired by flower forms, botanical silhouettes, lace, and vintage patterns. I like the beauty of intricate, organic shapes, and I love transforming a hard material like metal into something delicate and precious.

I have always been very artistic, practical and hands-on, and being a jeweller allows me to create beautiful, feminine pieces, but using less-than-delicate blowtorches, saws and hammers.

I graduated in 2005 with a first class honours degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Edinburgh College of Art. I then went on to a postgraduate diploma at ECA and a further year as a teaching artist in residence. 

In 2013, after four years based at 401 ½ Studios in Wandsworth, London, I moved to my current studio in an old stable block, where I draw inspiration from the surrounding trees and plants, and beautiful views over the Chiltern Hills.


Training

2006
Postgraduate Diploma, Edinburgh College of Art,
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

2005
BA (Hons) Design and Applied Arts: Silversmithing and Jewellery (First Class), Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

2000–2001
National Certificate, Foundation Art and Design, Aberdeen College, Gallowgate, Aberdeen

Experience

2006
Studio assistant at Theo Fennell, London

2005–2006
Tutor of first year studies – basic jewellery techniques, at the Edinburgh College of Art

Exhibitions

December 2013
‘Dazzle’ at the OXO Tower, London 

July 2013
‘Summer Exhibition’ at Mike Gell: Contemporary British Jewellery, Hereford

December 2012
‘Dazzle’ at the National Theatre, London

June 2011
‘Summer Exhibition’ at the Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

April 2011
‘Dazzle’ at Merchant Square, Glasgow 

December 2010
‘Christmas Exhibition’ at Mike Gell: Contemporary British Jewellery, Hereford

December 2010
‘Dazzle’ at Town Hall, Manchester 

May 2010
‘Adornment’ at Mike Gell: Contemporary British Jewellery, Hereford 

April 2010
‘Sparkling Springtime’ at Ferrers Gallery,
Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire 

December 2009
‘Dazzle’ at Town Hall, Manchester

October 2009
‘Christmas Exhibition’ at Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

June 2009
‘The Ring Show’ at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

April 2009
‘Dazzle’ at Merchant Square, Glasgow

March 2009
‘Spring Exhibition’ at Artifex Gallery, West Midlands 

December 2008
‘Silver Lining’ at The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire

December 2008
‘Seasonal Splendour’ at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk 

October 2008
‘Origin: the London Craft Fair’ at Somerset House, London

July 2008
‘Summer Open Weekend’ at 401 ½ Workshops, London 

March 2008
‘Jacqueline’s Choice’ Private Collectors Show
at Hampstead, London 

January to April 2008
‘The Wedding Show’ at Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery, Bristol

 December 2007
‘Christmas Open Weekend’ at 401 ½ Workshops, London 

December 2007
‘Gift Contemporary Crafts Accessories Show’
Farnham Maltings, Farnham

November 2007 to January 2008
‘Snow Sea & Stars Winter Exhibition’
The Smokehouse Gallery, Eyemouth

November 2007 to January 2008
‘Dazzle’ at Manchester Town Hall 

November 2007 to January 2008
‘Alchemy 8’ at the Craft Centre and Design Gallery,
City Art Gallery, Leeds 

September to November 2007
‘Autumn Exhibition’
Panik Gallery, Killearn, Stirlingshire

 

August 2007
‘Dazzle’ at Traverse Theatre Atrium, Edinburgh

July 2007
Summer Exhibition at The Workshop, Lewes, East Sussex

May 2007 to September 2007
Crafts Council Showcase at Victoria and Albert Museum, London

May 2007 to July 2007
‘Rarefind’ Summer Exhibition
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

April 2007 to May 2007
‘Dazzle’ at Merchant Square, Glasgow

January 2007
Work by Dorothy Hogg and graduates of the Edinburgh College of Art Silversmithing and Jewellery Faculty, C.A.J in the Museum of Kyoto (Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan), Japan

December 2006 to January 2007
‘Winter Warmth’ at The Park Gallery, Callendar House, Falkirk

December 2006 to January 2007
Christmas Exhibition at Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington, Edinburgh

December 2006 to January 2007
‘Dazzle’ at The National Theatre, London

December 2006 to January 2007
Christmas Exhibition at Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery, Bristol

September 2006
‘Braveart’ Standard Life sponsored showcase
of graduates from Scottish art colleges