Having studied at the Hampstead School of Art, Central St. Martins and London Metropolitan University’s Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, Mahtab Hanna has acquired the academic skills to perfectly complement her exquisite natural abilities. Mahtab Hanna’s attention to the finest of details, focus on her original ideas, and ceaseless strive for absolute quality are all the hallmarks of a true artist at work.
"Fashion, combined with the ability to impress one’s own ever changing and evolving demands, and exceeding the aspirations of the client, are major inspirations for me. I like to explore both the artificial and the natural elements of materials that I use, gelling hand-made with technology, to merge their inherent beauties, and, ultimately, to ensure my creations leave a lasting impression."
Coming from a Persian background, Mahtab Hanna has successfully created a fusion of contemporary high fashion couture design and retail wearability.
Mother Nature is a fascination and inspiration to Mahtab Hanna, and some creations break with convention and re-write the rules as to how jewellery is made, its controversial message and how it’s worn, whilst others remain true to the spirit of what she calls “dichotomy jewellery” - as the veins of a leaf bring it life, Mahtab Hanna's creations bring verve to the design. Ultimately, extending the experience of jewellery wearing is to challenge the boundaries of function and ornamented decorative art, concluding with stimulating contemplation.
While creating each piece is a process and expression or development of a vision Mahtab Hanna has, jewellery is created for other people. It is important to remember this without compromising on the original vision throughout the design and creation process.
Part evolution, part revolution.