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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.
Colleen joined Hannah Blount Jewelry in the summer of 2017 and became manager in fall 2018. With a degree in English from UMass Boston, Colleen’s passion for the written word, stage and all things beautiful come together in her work as Studio Manager. From helping clients get their perfect HBJ piece, to everyday studio-operations, and much more- Colleen keeps the studio team on task and on time. Her organizational and communication skills, coupled with a genuine appreciation of fine jewelry and empowering women, allow Colleen to help facilitate the process that brings Hannah Blount Jewelry’s designs to life! Read more about Colleen on the Hannah Blount Jewelry studio blog...
Kady DoyleGIA Graduate Diamonds, GIA Graduate Pearls
Production Manager | Silversmith
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. Kady went on to obtain her diamond graduate degree in 2016 and her pearl graduate degree in 2018, from GIA.
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. Read more about Kady on the Hannah Blount Jewelry studio blog...
Jewelry Designer | Goldsmith
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 audiobooks 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. Read more about Mackenzie on the Hannah Blount Jewelry studio blog...
Bench Jeweler | Silversmith
Heather joined Hannah Blount Jewelry in the beginning of fall 2017, bringing her love of nature and fine art to the Boston studio. Growing up in Kingston, MA and with a home away from home in northern New Hampshire- Heather has split her time between the ocean and mountains from a young age. As both a painter and jeweler, Heather still finds inspiration in the intricate patterns found in those natural surroundings (see more of Heather’s work here). Heather loves working with elemental materials which can be made into something beautiful and unique, out of something chaotic and raw-- this love is evident in her work at the HBJ studio.
Copywriter | Digital Marketing Consultant
Maddie joined the HBJ studio in the fall of 2015 as Studio Coordinator, and then moved on to Studio and Brand Manager. Maddie's background in writing, along with her unusual passion for email marketing and organization culminates in her current position as Copywriter + Digital Marketing Consultant. Now located in Los Angeles, CA- Maddie and her dog, Stanley, spend their time plotting prank phone calls to the studio, and drafting punny email subject-lines.
Head of Human Resources + Studio Greeter
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. These days, Beryl can be found glaring at clients and the like, providing a soft place to sit on and taste testing any and all employee lunches. A firm believer that work should also be fun, Beryl introduced a groundbreaking, company-wide mandate that allows each employee to stop what they're doing at any given time and pet him – a true revolutionary. Read more about Beryl on the Hannah Blount Jewelry studio blog...