Hannah has been creating jewelry since she was a young child. The daughter of a fisherman and a seamstress, Hannah was raised in the tradition of hand skills, hard work, and dedication. In their weathered island home, she and her six siblings learned how to entertain themselves amidst the chaos that comes with such a large family. The dingy fishing paraphernalia that littered their backyard was a playground of inspiration: gritty snapshots of beauty against the clean backdrop of their hometown of Nantucket. These familiar moments inspired her to create beauty of her own.
With the help of a bead book she was given as a gift, Hannah started making simple earrings and necklaces for her friends and family. Over time, her basic designs evolved into sophisticated metalwork. She graduated from Umass Dartmouth in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Jewelry/Metals. Immediately upon graduating, Hannah built up her studio and began Hannah Blount Jewelry.
Over the following years she has created a body of work that encompasses an organic and refined aesthetic. She is currently working out of her studio in Boston, MA, and selling her jewelry in various boutiques and galleries across the world.
Studio + Brand Manager
Maddie joined the HBJ studio in the fall of 2015. She suspects that it was her dog Stanley that landed her the job, but Hannah has unconvincingly said otherwise. With a background in writing, Maddie has previously worked for Boston Magazine, the Improper Bostonian, Rue La La and JHill Design.
An inordinate love of organizing, gemstones and bad-ass business ladies keeps Maddie’s unbreakable enthusiasm alive and well. As brand and studio manager, Maddie has a hand in each part of Hannah Blount Jewelry – from day-to-day studio life, to client and vendor relations, to ecommerce, production, marketing, social media and everything in between.
Kady’s passion for fine art and beautiful design began as a child, with her sophisticated productions of M+M portraits. Kady further pursued this love with a studio art degree from Emmanuel College, and graduated the North Bennet jewelry program in 2011 and obtained her diamond graduate degree from GIA in 2016.
A proud New Englander- Kady, her husband, Bob Miller of Mass Woodworks, and their cat overlord Kingsley reside in a one-of-a-kind space off of her husband’s woodshop in the city. Kady keeps the studio stocked and on point with her fine eye for detail and disdain for bullshit. During her time away from the bench, Kady keeps her loved ones warm with her yarn obsession.
Mackenzie's background is as an illustrator and pattern designer, but her love of precious objects, her endless patience and her attention to detail brought her to study goldsmithing. Mackenzie fell in love with the endless possibilities of metal and the art of the craft and she's never looked back. See Mackenzie's jewelry here.
She enjoys hours at the bench turning ideas into things, listening to audio books and discovering new music. Mackenzie's endless curiosity keeps her interested in literally everything, her young son keeps her on her toes, and her love of yoga keeps her from becoming a hunchback.
Resident Santa Claus + Life Saver:
As Hannah Blount Jewelry’s resident UPS carrier, Quentin is possibly our favorite human on planet earth and one of the hardest working people we know. No matter the weather or how busy he is, Quentin always comes through for our studio- from extra trips or enduring our constant weirdness. It should be noted that he is our studio greeters’ favorite visitor.
Co-Studio Greeter + President of Hannah Blount Jewelry
From the hot streets of Texas to the brick roads of Boston’s South End, Beryl’s journey from stray to studio boss was no small feat. His eye for detail, whether finding hidden toys or lunch crumbs, makes him an essential contributor to the aesthetic development of the brand. When he’s not creative directing, you can find Beryl at the studio mid-nap or protecting his toy piglet from Stanley.
Co-Studio Greeter + CEO of Naps:
Stanley’s origins are unknown, but the HBJ team believes there was definitely some sort of espionage involved. When he is not begging during lunch or loudly welcoming clients and the like, Stanley is plotting the downfall of the duck and squirrel species, respectively.