Hannah Peters

Hannah Peters
Frosterley, Weardale, England
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07984 179 029
Hannah has always been obsessed with jewellery in one way or another. From the age of five she had a particular weakness for large, transparent, and very gaudy plastic jewellery, and collected antique cut-glass drops from broken chandeliers. Originally from Yorkshire, Hannah now lives in rural Weardale in the North Pennines area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

She eschews modern technology such as rapid prototyping and electroforming, and instead her work is completely handmade using ancient goldsmithing techniques which have remained unchanged for millennia, such as forging, filing, planishing and traditional stonesetting. Hannah’s particular areas of interest are ancient rings, the social and cultural history of jewellery as talisman and amulet, and the use of symbolism for storytelling and commemoration within a jewellery and metalworking context.

Whilst she is mostly a self-taught, Hannah learned the basics at Leeds College of Art, the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery and West Dean College. Since establishing her own studio in Weardale in 2016, she now teaches One-Day Beginners' courses and hosts private Make Your Own Wedding Rings workshops, as well as working on custom pieces and (when there’s time!) her own creative work.

Hannah works predominantly to commission. She has shown her work at The Harley Gallery, Salts Mill, and the Zillah Bell Gallery. She has also won commissions from BALTIC, Durham Cathedral and, most recently, The Bowes Museum.
#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)
We are a female owned-and-run rural 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 Demelza the brindle rescue greyhound (and occasionally Echo the white rescue cat), 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 One-Day Jewellery Workshops where you can work in sterling silver or 9ct yellow gold. Our studio is also available to hire for custom jewellery tuition packages. Occasionally we teach workshops in other lovely venues, please see our Workshops and Events page for details.

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.
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)