Hannah Blount, University of Massachusetts-CVPA

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Hannah Blount, an enthused designer and jeweler, has been creating jewelry since she was 6 years old.  Hannah’s inspiration originates from the charming island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. She was born and raised on this picturesque island along with her six siblings. With influences from her father, Bill Blount, a fisherman and mother, Ruth Blount, a seamstress, Hannah inherited her parents’ proficient hand skills and work ethic. Much of Nantucket’s scenic aspects inspired her to create beauty of her own. With the aid of a bead book she was given, Hannah started making simple earrings and necklaces for her friends and family. Over time, her rudimentary designs developed into advanced metalwork, and she has incorporated an organic and sophisticated aesthetic to her work.

Hannah Blount graduated from Nantucket High School in 2004, the same year she was awarded her Nantucket Arts Council Scholarship. Hannah applied her award funds toward her education at University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth. The appreciation Hannah felt for the support she received from her island community impelled her to work diligently through her years at UMass. She graduated summa cum laude in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Jewelry and Metals. She is listed on UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts Jewelry and Metals Alumni Accomplishments site. She has also been included as emerging artist in August 2010 New York Accessories trade show at Jacob Javitts Center in New York City.

Upon graduating, Hannah developed up her studio and began Hannah Blount Jewelry located in Harvard Square in Boston, Mass. Her shop now has one employee, as well as a representative who assists her with her wholesale accounts. Hannah also has a retail website and is productively earning a living full-time doing what she is so passionate about, designing and creating remarkable jewelry.

Website: HannahBlount.com

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