Since leaving Wrexham College of Art & Design in 1991, I have been living and working from my home in Bethesda, whilst showing and selling my jewellery in exhibitions and galleries throughout the UK.
I have enjoyed working with a variety of materials over the years, previously exploring patination and chemical colour treatments on mixed metals.
A fascination with colour has always been an important part of the creative process, which lead me to explore new ways of working that would be complimentary to my style of making.
My current work is made from a selection of colourful recycled mixed media. I utilise the semi-rigid structure of plastic bottles to gain form, then add colours and patterns. I use a specially developed collaging technique with a variety of discarded packaging, including foils, papers, and plastics. I then build up layers by fabricating and sewing each piece together with fine wire and beads. Continual experimentation is a very important part of my practice as is my keen interest in nature, zoology and entomology which is often reflected in my work.
Hannah Coates Jewellery care instructions
Clean your jewellery with care using mild soap and a damp cloth. A silver polishing cloth can be used on the silver. Please take care not to soak or use any solvents, as this will damage your jewellery.