Hannah combines ceramics and printmaking to create collections of sensitively realised vessel forms and subtly layered monoprints exploring the layered landscapes and sea-washed, weatherworn surfaces of the British coastline. Marks, lines and diffuse merging colours are built up, cut through and dissolved away referencing the endless remaking of the shore.
Vessel pieces are formed using a unique hybrid making technique of slip-casting and throwing. Within an open plaster mould Hannah builds layers of printed, poured and painted casting slips, overlaying colours on the porous surface. Using a throwing wheel, the top section is added to the still-moulded cast and fully thrown out. The presence of the mould allows the formation of a flange of clay that accentuates the join and breaks away in pleasingly irregular fragments as the piece shrinks and pulls inwards.
Hannah's monoprints are inspired by beaches and harbours in West Sussex and Cornwall. She builds up her images in rollered sections, brush strokes and splatters of ink, then uses a cloth and clay tools to blur or scrape back through these soft films of ink, revealing previous levels of mark making.
Hannah’s work can be bought through galleries, exhibitions and directly from the artist herself. She also creates large, one-off ceramic or print commission pieces for public organisations, private companies and individuals.