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Ashraf Hanna

MA work

My work is concerned with exploring form through scale, colour, texture and material. I am interested in how these elements can inform our perception and understanding of objects. Scale and the space an object occupies have a significant role in determining our relationship with it. Colour, whether bright, soft or intense, has a powerful effect in defining its character. Texture invites us to examine the tactile qualities of the surface, and the role this has in influencing our ability to read and comprehend it. This is further emphasised when choosing the material: solid, dense ceramics or translucent glass.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2011

  • My work is concerned with exploring form through scale, colour, texture and material. I am interested in how these elements can inform our perception and understanding of objects. Scale and the space an object occupies have a significant role in determining our relationship with it. Colour, whether bright, soft or intense, has a powerful effect in defining its character. Texture invites us to examine the tactile qualities of the surface, and the role this has in influencing our ability to read and comprehend it. This is further emphasised when choosing the material: solid, dense ceramics or translucent glass.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Theatre Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 1994
  • Experience

  • Freelance ceramicist, 2000-present
  • Exhibitions

  • Out of Practice, Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London, 2010; Welsh Artist of the Year, St David's Hall Galleries, Cardiff, 2010; Blaenau Gwent and Heads of the Valleys National Eisteddfod, Ebbw Vale, 2010; Ashraf Hanna (solo show), Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, Applied Arts, Welsh Artist of the Year, 2010; Contemporary Arts Society of Wales Purchase Prize at the National Eistedfodd of Wales, 2020; Art in Action 'Best of the Best' Award, 2008