Hannah Willow Originals

Welcome to my online store for originals and specials of my Art and Jewellery

About Me

Hannah Willow

I live in a little handbuilt wooden home at the edge of Wiltshire Plain with my husband, six cats, dog and a host of chickens and geese. History is rich in the local landscape and we are surrounded by hills, ancient standing stones, tumuli, horses carved into the chalk hills and the ancient memories of millennia. Right next to our home and my studio is an ancient Apple orchard, full of twisted old Apple, cherry, plum and pear trees. The orchard is home to deer, owls, raven, foxes, and many other small animals. My studio overlooks the orchard and I can hear the birds singing happily all day and see my lovely chickens wandering around munching and looking for grubs. Wiltshire is full of myth and folklore and it is here too that I go for my ideas. The stories, songs, poems and characters that are embedded into the landscape are a constant source of inspiration and inform much of my work. I create jewellery in fine silver, showing the animals, birds and trees in the landscape where I live, and set with beautiful gemstones, sometimes using British stones when I can find them. All have poetry or writing on the back inspired by the subject of the piece. I also create nature icons. Inspired by Byzantine sacred icons of times gone by, I use 24ct gold to gild the my artwork, to show the sacred in the landscape. To me, nature is the creator, and spirit resides within all.