Hannah Leigh is a jeweller and ceramicist working predominantly with porcelain and silver. She draws inspiration from natural and organic forms in combination with architectural straight lines and edges, translating these themes into her work to create contrasting forms that could be seen as part of a larger landscape. Hannah is particularly interested in the tactility of an object and how it can be interacted with, creating pleasing textures and forms. Hannah makes a range of homewares, ornaments and jewellery including - cups, vases, tea light holders, rings, earrings, brooches etc. Every piece of jewellery and ceramics is hand-made by Hannah in her studio using traditional silversmithing techniques alongside slip-casting and hand building.
Brontë Leigh is a textile artist who works with natural dyes and fibres to create one of a kind works of art and nature. After studying fashion design, she started to seek a way to combine her lifelong love of beautiful and tactile fabrics with a passion for design, colour, nature and sustainability.
The slow and peaceful alchemy of botanical dyeing involves extracting colour from the flowers, roots, leaves and bark of plants, alongside found metal scraps, even kitchen waste like tea bags and onion skins and applying them to fibres such as silk, linen and cotton. These colours have a vibrancy and richness that synthetic alternatives simply cannot replicate. They truly feel more alive...
Using traditionally inspired techniques like bundle dyeing, shibori and resist printing, she draws both her inspiration and her materials from nature - taking influence from organic form and texture; the beauty of pattern, colour and geometry within the natural world.
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