Mahtab Hanna

Mahtab Hanna

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

My designs are radically different from others - culture, religion and politics play a large part in the inspiration process leading to my creations. I enjoy using traditional, as well as new techniques on both precious and non-precious materials – the variety helps me to communicate through the form of wearable art and reflective objects. Some creations break with convention and re-write the rules as to how jewellery is made, its controversial message and how it’s worn, whilst others remain true to the spirit of what I call “dichotomy jewellery”. A jeweller may be called a messenger as society allows communication through a static inanimate object that communicates a clear vision, a definitive symbol of a movement. Jewellery also creates a gap between the messenger and those who the message is aimed at. Political jewellery, or more accurately, the jewellery of politics, has singularly created its own philosophy, attempting to provide a surface and deeper explanation of the world around it. It is the judge and jury of what ‘real’ is, and has its own choreography by creating a platform for itself. Ultimately, extending the experience of jewellery wearing is to challenge and ambush the boundaries of function and ornamented decorative art, highlighting communication, concluding with stimulating contemplation. While creating each piece is a process and expression or development of a vision I have, jewellery is created for other people. It is important to remember this without compromising on the original vision I have throughout the design and creation process. Part evolution, part revolution.

Specialist Techniques:

Free-hand Design CAD Design Laser Welding Wax Carving

Awards:

2014 Theo Fennell - Winner of Best Jewellery 2011 Selected for the inaugural Goldsmiths’ Company Post Graduate Programme, and my piece was chosen as the cover for the Programme brochure. 2010 HS Walsh 1st Prize.

Education:

October 2012-June 2014 MA, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London April 2013 Preparing to Teach (Short course), Royal College of Art, London Feb 2012-October 2012 Goldsmiths’ Centre Post Graduate Programme (one of only six students) at the new Goldsmiths’ Centre, London July 2011-July 2012 Crafts Council Hothouse Cohort, London May 2011 Goldsmiths’ Company Postgraduate Drawing, London January 2011 Goldsmiths’ Company Getting Started 30th Anniversary course, London Sept 2007-June 2010 Sir John Cass, London Metropolitan University, London BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing July 2006–July 2007 Hampstead School of Art, London - Diploma in Fine Art

Exhibitions:

October 2014 - Theo Fennell/RCA, London October 2014 - Windows Gallery, Canary Wharf, London May 2014 - A Stone’s Throw Away – Susannah Lovis, Burlington Arcade, London March 2014 - Hold It!, The Art of the Modern Medal; British Art Medal Society Student Medal Project, New Ashgate Gallery January 2014 - Work In Progress, Royal College of Art March 2013 - Behind The Curtain, Goldsmiths’ Centre (Royal College of Art Cohort) January 2013 - Work In Progress, Royal College of Art December 2012 - Gallerie Marzee, Netherlands (Royal College of Art Cohort) November 2011- Fei Liu/The British Jewellery, Giftware & Finishing Federation, Beijing Jewellery Showcase September 2011 - International Jewellery London (IJL) with Weston Beamor August 2011 - Didier Antiques showcase catwalk creation at Masterpiece, London June 2011 - London Jewellery Week Treasure exhibitor and Royal Exchange Catwalk May 2011 - Cox & Power, London July 2010 - New Designers, London June 2010 - 1st prize by HS Walsh June 2010 - London Metropolitan University - Cass Summer Show

Publications:

October 2014 - Canary Wharf Magazine May 2014 - The Mayfair Magazine, Collection – A Stone’s Throw March 2014 - Contemporary Art Medals – The BAMS Student Medal Project XXI/2014 September 2013 - Shine 2013 Awards & Exhibition: The Goldsmiths’ Centre 2013 - Royal College of Art Show Yearbook 2013 May 2013 - Channel 4: Four Rooms January 2013 - Benchpeg Newsletter January 2013 - Super Deluxe Magazine December 2012 - Pride Magazine December 2012 - Benchpeg Newsletter October 2012 - Asian Luxury Lifestyle Magazine May 2012 - UpTempo Magazine May 2012 - Gold – Country & Town House Magazine April 2012 - Qatar Airways magazine March 2012 - Qatar Airways magazine September 2011 - Brochure cover - Inaugural Goldsmiths’ Company Post Graduate Programme September 2011 - Jewellery Focus Magazine August 2011 - Goldsmiths’ Company Christmas Brochure Showcase July 2011 - The Jeweller June 2011 - Vogue Italia (http://www.vogue.it/en/vogue-gioiello/curiosity/2011/06/report-londra June 2011 - Benchpeg June 2011 - Professional Jeweller February 2011 - Who’s Who in Gold and Silver brochure, Goldsmiths’ Company Sept 2010 - Arts Thread May 2010 - Craft Magazine Jan 2010 - Jewellery Focus Magazine: “Designer of the Month”

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14 Mar

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28 Feb

Looking forward to Mah Rana's talk at my exhibition #silentprotest tomorrow at 6.30pm at P21 Gallery @jewelleryislife please join us there


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