Hannah Clayton made jewellery to sell at markets while still at school, so her flair and passion were there at an early age.
Years later, broken travel plans led her to make a last minute enrolment for a metal-smith course, Design Metals, a 2 year course at Plymouth University (U K).
“Instantly a whole new universe opened up before me and I had found my perfect medium.....drawing, design, sculpture and craft all held within one tiny object.”
She now lives on the other side of the world, her home nestled into native bush at Whitianga in NZ. As a result botanical themes are a strong element to her work.
She tries not to be influenced by trends and fashion but concentrates on making beautifully crafted pieces that can become real little treasures in the heart and mind of the wearer. Her design ideas also come from music, textiles and illustrations.
Hannah says her main job at present is mum to two small energetic girls so her craft fits around family responsibilities.