JA New York: How long have you been a jewelry designer?

Hannah Blount: I’ve been a designer for 23 years (since I was six!)

JA New York: What inspires your designs?

HB: Nature is my biggest source of inspiration; from the grit of the ocean to the tranquility of forests and their inhabitants. 

JA New York: What are you most looking forward to about exhibiting in the New Designer Gallery?

HB: Meeting some fabulous designers, and fan-girling out on Liz Kantner in person!

JA New York: What are you most nervous about (if anything!)?

HB: It’s a big show and my first time there, so the unknown and logistics are a bit daunting. 

JA New York: If a song played every time you walked into a room, what would it be?

HB: “My Silver Lining” by First Aid Kit

JA New York: If you were forced to get a tattoo, what would it be and where? 

HB: That ship has sailed as I have five tattoos!