Hannah Peters
Frosterley, Weardale, England
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07984 179 029
We are a female owned and run micro-business. Everything - from the packing to the customer service, the photography and the web design, the designing and the making - is done by Hannah herself. She has company in her studio from Echo the rescue cat and Demelza the rescue greyhound, and they enjoy beautiful views across open skies and fields to the moorland hills beyond.

We specialise in small-scale handmade fine jewellery, and occasionally share selected antique and vintage pieces with a particular emphasis on charms and talismans. We also hand make bespoke engagement, wedding and partnership rings.

We offer private Make Your Own Wedding Rings day workshops and our studio is also available to hire for custom jewellery tuition packages.

We also offer One-Day Jewellery Workshops where you can work in sterling silver and learn the basics of jewellery and silversmithing. We also offer Weekend Jewellery Experiences on selected dates throughout the year.

All our workshops are suitable for absolute beginners, and also those with a little prior experience.

Follow us on Instagram @JewelleryHannah for the latest updates and insights.

Based near Durham, just outside the village of Frosterley in beautiful Weardale. Studio visits are very welcome, by appointment.

Exhibitions

#Untitled10 at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle (Commission. 2018-2019)

Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral, Durham (Commission. 2016-2017)

Zillah Bell Gallery (2005 - 2017)

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle (2014 - 2016)

Kittiwake Nests at BALTIC, Gateshead (Commission. 2014 - 2015)

The National Trust at Gibside (2013-2015)

Made For Each Other at The Harley Gallery (2011)

Ten Tip-Top Tiaras at Kath Libbert Jewellery, Salts Mill (2010)

Black Swan Arts , Frome (2008-2009)

Biography

Hannah has always been obsessed with jewellery in one way or another. When people used to ask her what she wanted to do when she grew up, the answer was "something with crystals or test tubes".

From the age of five Hannah had a weakness for transparent plastic toy jewellery, and used to collect glass drops from broken chandeliers. Her favourite toy was the jewellery box in the dressing-up basket.

After growing up in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and gaining an academic First Class BA (Hons) at the University of Leeds, Hannah lived for several years in south west England and Wales, before moving to Bordeaux, France, for a year.

Although mostly self-taught, Hannah has studied jewellery and silversmithing techniques at Leeds College of Art, West Dean College, and at the Mid-Cornwall School of Jewellery. Working in the Fine Jewellery Department at Bonhams Auctioneers in Leeds whilst she was a student gave her an eye for something with a sparkle, and then working with a leading contemporary jeweller in Bristol to enabled her to refine her skills at the jewellers' bench.

Since moving to rural Weardale in County Durham in 2016, Hannah has established her own practice housed within a (small but perfectly formed) purpose built jewellery studio. She works mainly to commission.

Hannah hosts private "Make Your Own Wedding Rings" days and also runs One Day Jewellery & Silversmithing workshops; both are suitable for absolute beginners and also those with a little prior experience.

Please visit www.hannahpetersjewellery.com for more details and our up to date Events Calendar.

More Images

Image 1
Private commission; 9ct yellow gold, found objects (2018)
Image 2
Pumpkin Charms; 18ct yellow gold, sterling silver, 18ct rose gold (2018)
Image 3
Private commission; sterling silver (2018)