Hot Rod Lovers and Silversmiths
Alicia Hanson, an environmental graphic designer by training, jewelry designer and creator by heart. She comes from a family prolific in art and design. Alicia has been enamored with classic cars. From watching sparks fly as her dad welded on projects to road trips seeking out the next car project. Alicia has owned classic Chevy’s and Volkswagons. She is comfortable pulling parts in a junkyard or being all dolled up a car show. Themes of vintage cars, vintage tropical floral, vintage exotica, Hawaiiana and Asian art can be found throughout her work. As a young adult, Alicia spent time in rural mountain towns on the west coast. Driving dusty, dirt back-roads to explore turquoise and crystal mines, while collecting antlers and shiny silver objects along the way.
Alicia met her husband Brad Johnson, a fellow artist, traveler and maker, as their personalities, lifestyles and souls melded and forged Brad and Alicia fused a union in which the process of designing and creating jewelry together proved to be a natural expression. Participating together in the alchemy and transformation metals express when they are exposed to various elements is fascinating and awe-inspiring and they find themselves hooked. Together the two traveled by car and ferry, to learn silversmithing and the art of Lost Wax Casting at Pratt Fine Art in Seattle, WA. Their love affair with old cars continues.
Alicia and Brad now reside on a mini-homestead in a small village by the sea, in Oceanside, California. Where, together they spend countless hours sketching, carving, soldering, organic gardening, tending to kid-ohs, cooking for friends, hustling hot rod shows, scouring thrift shops, swap meets, venturing on road trips, documenting with thousands of photos along the way, all apart of their journey and creation process. Alicia and Brad are the founders of Hi Octane Jewelry, along with their other line Alicia Hanson Jewelry.
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Brad Johnson & Alicia Hanson
Alicia Hanson, an environmental graphic designer by training, jewelry designer and creator by heart. She comes from a family prolific in art and design. Alicia has been enamored with classic cars.
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