Paper Lighting - Radiance by Hannah Nunn

I'm all for getting out of frigid Dodge today... err, Delaware, to take a virtual trip to the town of Hebden Bridge located in West Yorkshire, England - not that winter is any less icy there - but I would like to meet paper artist, Hannah Nunn...

...and have a leisurely look around her warmly lit shop, Radiance, where she displays her line of beautiful paper cut lamps and shades.


Raised as a city girl, Hannah studied at Carmarthen College in West Wales where she fell in love with the local countryside. As a result, the botanical world has inspired many of her designs... first via a line of paper cut greeting cards sold in places like Harrods and Paperchase, and later, the lights she makes today.


Just five years ago, Hannah opened the Radiance boutique and workspace where she makes and features her lamps, as well as eye-catching lights and other items handmade by more than thirty designers, many of whom work with paper.

Bird Fairy Lights by Joanna Coupland - papier mache

Small Lily Lamps by Colin Chetwood - colored tissue paper shades

Majestic Magnolia Fairy lights by Anna Tayler - handmade paper

Sunnys by Earth Friendly - perforated paper

Hannah sometimes uses laser cutting technology in addition to her original hand cut method to make the most delicate designs, as well as ease her fingers.

Paper Lanterns

Recently she has been designing wall panels... they're still in the experimental stage, but this will give you a taste of what's to come... dazzling!


Hannah's lamps can be found in many U.K. craft shops and Etsy, and all of Radiance's stock is available online.


I enjoy Hannah's blog because her enthusiasm is contagious - she's always brimming with new ideas.

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Ann Martin
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