Plants, flowers and all things that light up!
It grew from there. I carried on making and selling and expanding my range and whilst visiting trade shows with my lights I found myself always drawn to other light makers. I thought it would be amazing to open a shop which would bring them all together in one beautiful glowing space. In 2005 I opened Radiance in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. I had my workshop in the back of the shop and I enjoyed the balance between creating and sourcing lovely work for the shop www.radiancelighting.co.uk . Recently I have moved my studio out to bigger premises with lots of windows (that was a dream of mine) and I have just expanded my product range with a collection of wallpapers. It's ever so exciting!
My passion for lighting got spotted by an editor from Bloomsbury Publishing and I was commissioned to write a book about contemporary craft lighting. It was an amazing project. I interviewed 45 lighting artists worldwide and collected gorgeous pictures of their creations. It's called 'Illuminate' and it's now being printed right now. It will be released in November this year (look out for many Etsy lighting designers inside).
I live above my shop now with my 2 teenage children (well one of them just went to uni but she comes back a lot) and my three cats. This valley couldn't be more perfect for me. It is rich in woodland, meadows and fields and I spend a lot of time walking with my camera collecting inspiration for my work. I love that it is the best of both worlds. Great nature spots but also a busy bustling creative town full of fab independent shops. It's great to be part of this community.
I think Etsy is the best thing on the internet! I have made many wonderful discoveries here and it has helped me to reach more people across the world. I never tire of sending my lamps to far flung corners of the Earth.
I keep a blog www.hannahnunn.blogspot.com where I share tales of inspiration, works in progress, adventures, and walks in the woods. Hope you'll come and say hello.