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Hannah Tounsend

Hannah Tounsend Ceramicist
Contact
English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7921142726
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Crafting a coastline out of clay

  • • Hannah's first object was a set of three interlinked terracotta jugs
  • • Hannah is constantly inspired by the seashore
  • • Abstraction allows her to interpret the landscape in a personal way

Hannah originally began training as a vet, before a chance moment led her to change her path to ceramics. She left vet school and the following year began a degree in ceramics and glass from which she has never looked back. She combines ceramics and printmaking to create collections of sensitively realised vessel forms and subtly layered monoprints exploring the layered landscapes and sea-washed, weather-worn surfaces of the British coastline. Marks, lines and diffused merging colours are built up, cut through and dissolved away, referencing the endless remaking of the shore.

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Works

  • © Dave Usher
  • © Alice Funge
  • © Nigel Essex
  • © Sarah Shepherd
Photo: © Dave Usher
Large print vessel

Hannah formed this decorative vessel using her unique hybrid technique combining slip-casting and throwing, building up layers on an open plaster mould and overlaying colours on the surface. She used white earthenware with slip and a subtle underglaze decoration. In her work, Hannah combines ceramics with printmaking techniques, creating expressive designs that draw their inspiration from the weatherworn landscapes of the British coastline.

Height 52 cm
Diameter 34 cm

Hannah Tounsend Ceramicist
Photo: © Alice Funge
Set of eight print beakers

Hannah applied her unique hybrid technique combining slip-casting and throwing to craft this set of beakers. She used white earthenware with slip and a subtle underglaze decoration. In her work, Hannah combines ceramics with printmaking techniques, creating expressive designs that draw their inspiration from the weatherworn landscapes of the British coastline.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 10 cm

Hannah Tounsend Ceramicist
Photo: © Nigel Essex
Statement print vessel pairing

Hannah applied her unique hybrid technique combining slip-casting and throwing to craft these two vessels, using black earthenware for the one on the left and white for the one on the right. To decorate the surface, she used slip and a subtle partial underglaze. Hannah’s work features a combination of ceramic and printmaking techniques, creating expressive designs that draw their inspiration from the weatherworn landscapes of the British coastline.

Height 75 cm
Diameter 55 cm

Hannah Tounsend Ceramicist
Photo: © Sarah Shepherd
Statement vessel and print-painting

Hannah formed this vessel using her unique hybrid technique of slip-casting and throwing, building up layers of white earthenware and slip on an open plaster mould. The piece was finished with a subtle underglaze. Hannah’s work features a combination of ceramic and printmaking techniques, creating expressive designs that draw their inspiration from the weatherworn landscapes of the British coastline.

Height 75 cm
Diameter 55 cm

Hannah Tounsend Ceramicist

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