Hannah Souter

Material: Jewellery | Location: Cambridgeshire
Inspired by the beauty and delicate structures found in the natural world I create sculptural jewellery and silversmithing. Working in precious metals such as Silver and 18ct Gold, my jewellery comprises of hand press formed and individually fabricated units combined with subtle surface textures and contrasting finishes.

In my most recent range the metal is rolled with antique lace found in my Great Grandparents home, capturing the delicate pattern and preserving a small piece of history. Flush set Diamonds or pierced holes accentuate the imprint of the lace.

My silversmithing work focuses on creating functional and aesthetic pieces that are designed for contemporary living. Using Sterling and fine Silver each piece is created using traditional Silversmithing techniques. In handraised pieces the marks from the process of making are left in to create a natural tactile quality, in other pieces the marks are worked out to leave a sleek modern finish.