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Her first exhibition was held at a small gallery called The Study, in Chelsea. The central piece was an organic, hand sculpted lamp shade made entirely of tulip petals which curled and crispened as the week long show progressed. This first show caught the attention of the design press, and subsequent shows and a body of international clients ensued.

For one client, an important collector of contemporary art, Hannah was commissioned to furnish her entire Palm Beach home with bronzes, from sculptural poolside furniture to the lamps and tables in the house. Hannah likes to work closely with her clients, listening and finding out how they live, before producing sketches and plaster maquettes. Once approved the prototype lamp is sculpted in plaster or wax and then cast into bronze in the foundry. Textured surfaces and rich patination are her trademark. One client remarked “ Hannahʼs bronzes look like treasures that have been buried under the sea-bed for hundreds of years”.

The fashion influence can be seen in Hannahʼs remarkable hand sculpted lampshades which are made of draped, tea-stained linen (stiffened over sculpted blocks) paper, wire, petals, newspaper, and rusted steel stained with coffee and squid ink.

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see her range of wall lights >