Hannah Sakyiama

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Hannah Dufie Sakyiama

Academic Areas

Research Interests

Jewelry and Metal Arts

Hannah Dufie Sakyiama is a Ghanaian lady who grew up in Kokomlemle, Accra located in the capital of Ghana. She is currently receiving her MA at the University of Iowa for Jewelry and Metal Art. In 2014, Dufie graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with honors in Metal Product Design, after which she was assigned to be a teaching assistant at her department impacting both studio practice and theoretical knowledge to undergraduate students for a year. Dufie works with metal as a medium in which she expresses her aesthetic skill by using the ancient techniques of chasing (surface detailing and texturing) and repoussé (to punch sheet metal from the back to create volume) geared towards transforming sheet metal into depressing three-dimensional shapes. Most importantly, she strives to design and fabricate artifacts in metal, not only for its beauty but to bring out the unique property of malleability as in relation to pottery making in clay and to raise the status of metals flexibility in art.

Selected Works

Decorative Piece
Fruit Bowl
Vase 2
Village Scene
Wall Hanging 2
Wall Hanging