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Hannah Keefe

 

"I approach each piece like an architect, one who doesn’t struggle against gravity but relies upon it."   HANNAH KEEFE

 

Mane Necklace  Ombré brass chain with sterling silver solder. 


Drawing inspiration from ethnographic textiles, beadwork patterns, and modernist weavings, each piece of jewelry is carefully crafted with great attention to balance, weight, color gradients, and sculptural identity. 
 

With a jewelry practice honed in the metals department at Massachusetts College of Art and years working in the visual arts, Hannah's skill and intuitive construction allow her to approach her pieces playfully. Her designs come out of trial and error, and her inspirations are various. 

Low Triangle Necklace  Ombré brass chain with sterling silver solder. 

Rectangle Necklace  Ombré brass chain with sterling silver solder. 

Coin Necklace  Ombré brass chain with sterling silver.

Flow Necklace  Ombré brass chain with sterling silver solder. 

Working wall in Hanna's Los Angeles studio 


"This recent work is part of an ongoing exploration of a process I developed while trying to break the rules usually observed in ‘proper’ gold-smithing. By letting molten solder bleed into links of chain I am at once practicing ‘bad’ technique and perfecting a new one.. "  HANNAH KEEFE

 

Deanna Necklace  Brass chain with silver solder.


When the pieces are on the body, the chaos of numerous chains transforms into a collective harmony. The solder acts like girders, and when certain chains are removed, empty spaces are framed, and air can move throughout.  

 

As Hannah drowns the links with solder, she is conscious of the dynamics of control and release, freezing and thawing, and hard and soft. The chain itself always hangs downward, which is its elegant nature, but she interrupts its cascade with forks, dams, and eddies. She plays with it and then lets it go on its way.

Shield Necklace  Ombré brass chain with sterling silver solder. 

High Triangle Necklace  Brass chain with sterling silver.

Window Necklace  Brass chain with sterling silver.

Dowser  Necklace  Ombré brass chain with sterling silver solder. 


Hannah made this unique selection of her chain pieces just for us, and we are thrilled to share it with you!

Discs Necklace  Sterling silver chain with silver solder.

Many Moons Necklace  Sterling silver chain with silver solder.

Tux Net Bib Necklace  Sterling silver chain with silver solder.

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