Hannah Keddie is a designer and early-career silversmith, based in the Scottish Borders with the Marchmont Silversmithing Workshop. Hannah found living in the coastal terrain of the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands for most of her life to be a creatively formative experience, which would later become ingrained in her work. She soon grew a fascination with the ocean’s flora and fauna, leading to themes of growth, organic form and proliferation within her designs, which she then materialises through the tactile qualities of silver.
Hannah’s 2021 graduate collection, ‘Populous’, took inspiration from several colonial sea creatures found within Scottish waters. Reinterpreting these creatures’ forms and surface textures allowed Hannah to create six sculptural vessels cast and hand-raised from recycled sterling silver, each one presenting as a creature of its own kind. Hannah hopes for the onlooker to interpret each piece as though they are in the process of repopulating from a single vessel, eventually forming a colony upon the surface they inhabit. The narrative surrounding this collection aims to reinforce and reassure the observer of the resilience of nature.
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