Growing up the daughter of a pre-eminent carver, you could say jade runs in Hannah Sheehan’s blood.
Even as a very young child, it was clear Hannah shared the same passion for the rare stone as her father. Hannah took up carving professionally while just a teenager, eventually running her own successful workshop in Wellington.
In recent years, Hannah decided to extend the language of her craft with a new medium. She chose the precious metals that accompany a piece of jade, for their ability to complement and enhance its beauty further. A self-taught silversmith, Hannah now creates a limited number of unique pieces from her small home studio, where she finds joy in the constant process of learning and honing her craft.
An artist who puts a huge measure of love and time into each work, Hannah delights in seeing the finished product her hands and mind have fashioned. And as one piece is completed, inspiration begins stirring for the next…