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Hannah Hoffman

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Trade:
Enamel Jeweler
Locale:
Columbus, OH

“Part of what I love about metalwork is the surprises that happen during the making process. Sometimes a piece will really take on a life of its own.”

Let this simmer (or scorch?) for a minute: 1500 degrees. That’s the temperature at which Hannah fires glass on metal to create her eye-catching enamel jewelry pieces. The unorthodox choice of enamel allows her to add a wonderful splash of color to her work, which is purposefully asymmetrical and organically shaped. Hannah, who was trained in working with metals, is the real deal: She cuts, solders and forms every piece completely by hand, letting surprises happen as she goes, which keeps her nimble and creative and keeps her pieces completely original.