Today’s interview is with Ms. Hannah Hossack-Lodge, the talented artisan behind Soul Fire Jewellery. Hannah is a contemporary jewellery designer/maker working predominantly in sterling silver, incorporating brightly coloured gemstones to create bold, unusual yet very elegant pieces of jewellery inspired by nature and the elements.
She studied HND jewellery and silversmithing at Birmingham’s world renowned school of jewellery and now has a little workshop set up in her living room where she creates all her work.
We caught up with Hannah and asked her a few questions so you get to know her better. Here is what she said:
What’s the story behind your company?
I come from a very artistic family – jewellers, ceramicists, painters, moisaicists, cartoonists and cake decorators! So I grew up surrounded by arts and crafts and have always enjoyed being creative. I initially pursued a career in languages (Spanish and Italian) but decided that it wasn’t for me so did an HND in Jewellery and Silversmithing instead. Soul Fire Jewellery was created because I wanted to have the freedom to make my own designs and express my own style.
What inspires you?
I take most of my inspiration from nature and the elements but I am also influenced by fairytales and fantasy stories.
In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
The freedom to be flexible and work the hours that suit you and to be able to express your own style.
What’s next? Any plans for the future?
Simply to increase sales and expand my customer base, as well as increasing my product range and making lots more lovely things!
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