Interconnected - Geometric - Symmetry
Hannah has a distinctive talent that has been passed down through generations of the Carnegie family, living on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Having grown up in such magically untamed wilderness, she appreciates then translates the inexplicable, and often unexpected elements in nature, into wearable works of art.
Her inspirations, formed from the vivid contrast of growing up on a remote island off the southeast coast of America, to touring the world as the child of renowned jewelry designer Gogo Ferguson, has gifted her with a particular awareness. - an appreciation - turned obsession - that recognizes, then strives to reinterpret the geometry of nature, be it the simple crest of a shell, the veins of an oak seed, down to the microscopic universe of tiny organisms and cells. For Hannah, it's an ongoing reflection of life - everchanging - resonating in the transformative world that surrounds us.
Aged thirteen, her first 'unofficial' collection previewed on the catwalks of Nicole Miller in New York City. Since then, she has been instrumental in the evolution of her mother's business Gogo Jewelry as president and co-designer, as well as a general partner in her family's business at large. The results of which have culminated in multiple museum exhibits - namely the High Museum Of Atlanta (twinned with the Louvre Paris) - features on major US TV shows, and numerous awards for her family's Inn on Cumberland Island, Georgia.
Hannah recently had the honor of donating to the Prince's Trust 40th Anniversary, winning the highest auction item ever with an entirely handmade one-off Van-Cleef inspired minaudière. The project represented a year's worth of work and dedication in honor of the Prince's tireless efforts.
She has also been an avid supporter of the Georgia Department Of Natural Resources, dedicated to raising awareness and support for the fragile ecosystems and rare, endangered species on the east coast. Her involvement represents the ethos behind the spirit of Hannah Carnegie and the company's ongoing commitment to the family's philanthropic legacy.
Hannah trained initially as a metalsmith in San Miguel De-Allende, Mexico, working with raw source materials, combining organic forms, into striking, yet fragile works. Recently, she's evolved into casting gold and silver using a lost-wax process, and now operates an integrated digital workflow, that incorporates a selection of materials, semi-precious and precious jewels, handcrafted by herself, select specialists, and certified gemologxists.
She currently utilizes a mix of beautiful pencil drawing, digital drawing, lost wax casting, and 3-D rendering, working closely with select artisans in Valencia, Scotland, Japan, London, San Miguel De Allende, and Mexico City, all of whom skillfully combine their unique specialties, to ideate, conceptualize and produce mesmerising pieces of wearable art.
Hannah's longtime business partner, the illustrious Sergio Carrion Mirro, is a highly respected designer himself - having started and run the legendary Vicente Gracia Joyas, alongside Vicente. Sergio brings his invaluable experience, laughter, and leadership to the team.
Hannah is working on her first-ever stand-alone collection. Her previous work can be viewed at in select American galleries, Atlanta's High Museum of Art and the homes of clients such as:
The Princes Trust, Bill, Hillary choreographer, and Chelsea Clinton. Dancer, and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov as well as clients such Carly Simon and her son, Ben Taylor; recording artist, composer, and producer John Forté; singer-songwriters Kate Taylor, Jonathan Edwards, and Jimmy Buffett, as well as his sister, chef, restaurateur and author Lucy Buffett, and filmmaker Wes Anderson.
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