Growing up in the north Dublin seaside town of Skerries in the ‘90s, Hannah fell in love with art and craft from a young age. She studied Art in Secondary School and followed this with a B.A. (Hon) in Ceramics Design from Limerick School of Art and Design. It was in Limerick where she found the potter’s wheel and wanted to develop her throwing skills to produce tableware and one-off pieces. After this course, she hopes to work for another potter, to apply for the ‘Adopt A Potter’ scheme and then set up her own studio.
Inspired by how metal, wood and trees are affected by weather over time, I find beauty in the textures that are often overlooked in nature. I am curious about the visual textures and colours in particular. In my work I love to use contrasts to highlight these inspirations on the surface of my pots using both sponging and resist techniques. The textures that also inspire my work are the ivy, moss and lychen that wrap themselves around trees. I use porcelain for its whiteness, tactility and the soft smooth surface it creates in contrast to the decoration. My work consists of platters, mugs, jugs and Vulcan ornaments.