Hannah set up her online shop Hannah Brown Interiors in 2011, selling decorative wall art designed to capture and preserve special moments and memories. She also offers a bespoke service and has framed all manner of nostalgic pieces for her customers, from fishing flies to maple leaves.
What do you love about what you do?
Creating bespoke pieces for people is wonderful as they always share their stories with me. It’s often something that really means a lot to them, for example, one customer wanted framed Gingko leaves because their father planted a Gingko tree in every house they lived in. It’s the personal memories behind my pieces that really make them special.
What techniques do you use?
Waxing, painting, sawing, gluing… all sorts! A lot of the preparation is making the frame itself, I always make them by hand. I like to make a home for the objects I frame, a home that does them justice.
Where do you work?
I don’t have a studio, I work from home. We have a four storey house so there’s plenty of room. I mostly work in the kitchen, but on a warm day I’ll open the doors and move everything outside. This is where I most love to be, outside with a pot of coffee, waxing wood for my frames and taking in the wonderful view of trees in front of me – one of the reasons we bought the house!
What do you hope to achieve with your products?
I want my pieces to not only fill a space on the wall but evoke real emotion in people, like refreshing a memory.
Where’s your favourite view?
In Anghiari Tuscany where I got married – not telling you where though because it’s mine!