Ponomo was founded in 2001 by artist/designer, Hannah Tarkinson. Initially, Ponomo consisted of a line of one-of-a-kind, hand-tooled, leather handbags. After developing street credibility and responding to the demands of a loyal customer base, the line evolved to include jewelry, belts, and leather accessories. The unique nature of these collections continues to attract a client base as diverse as the materials used to create them. 

What began in Tarkinson's small basement studio has expanded to include placement in museums, specialty boutiques through out New England, a dedicated e-commerce site, and a busy studio in Portland, Maine’s thriving East Bayside.