MY LIFE (IN A NUTSHELL):
From an early age I always dreamt of travel and couldn't wait until I had saved enough money to go on my first adventure, which took me straight to India for six months and onto Nepal and Thailand. Travel through India was immense on many levels and gave me an appetite for more, so I spent many subsequent years planning and executing trips. As well as travel, I have always had a passion for learning, so in between my adventures I studied and gained a BSc in Psychology followed by a MSc in Nutrition.
I also worked in the world of fashion for a many years and gained experience in visual merchandising, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This led me to study handbag construction and design at the London College of Fashion. I have always had a passion for fashion, mainly for shoes, handbags and accessories, so I was thrilled when Jess ask me to join the Wild & Fine team.
I am now the Distribution Manager for the company, but I have also been very fortunate to work with Jess in her studio and gain some insight into the skills and techniques used in silver smithing. It was wonderful to see the creative process in action and this has made me appreciate and look at jewellery in a new light, I even managed to get some hands-on experience and make myself a ring. Today life has become more settled and homely, I spend a lot of my time cooking/baking and walking our much adored and very spoilt whippet, Princess Luna (pictured above).
Havana, Cuba – it has been on list of destinations to go for many years.
THE LITTLE THING I DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
I buy bee-bombs for myself and friends.
THAT ONE MEAL I ALWAYS FANTASISE ABOUT:
Macaroni cheese - pure comfort food (I am DF & GF)
CURRENT FAVOURITE SMALL BUSINESS:
ONIST – The Avocado Pud Company, which has been set up by my friend Mary. It works on a direct ‘buy-one-give-one’ principle and every pudding you buy provides a healthy breakfast to a child in a partner school in Gambia.
Two other small business I love:
Chuckling Goat – goats milk kefir
Who Gives A Crap – an eco-friendly toilet roll company that I have recently discovered.
FAVOURITE DESIGN IN THE WILD & FINE RANGE:
WRITER & CREATIVE CONTENT
Reading, writing and crafting were Hannah’s favourite childhood pastimes and, having spent many years as an adult exploring different paths, she is now forging a career from her writing. When not chewing the end of an old biro and wondering what to say next, she can usually be found walking her dogs or taking part in running races in exciting international locations.
FOUNDER & SILVERSMITH
An affinity with the ocean and the desire for a creative outlet led Jessica, the owner/maker at Wild & Fine, to develop her range of jewellery inspired by the natural world.
When not busy in the studio, Jessica can be found scuba diving in exotic locations or renovating her home wearing inappropriate shoes!