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Hannah Sabapathy

MA work

Hannah Sabapathy’s collection explores the relationship between natural and man-made materials by creating ‘fictional versions of the natural’. Surface designs incorporate a number of processes in their making, from the industrial 


to the hands-on. Hybrid surfaces begin to emerge.


Imagery draws on minerals, fossils and other naturally occurring patterns, mixed in with accidental patterns and unlikely starting points: a fragment of a coagulated coffee cup; some fake fish-tank seaweed; a ceramic jelly mould; a piece of scrunched up tinfoil. Together they build up a loose taxonomy of bits and pieces, process and pattern that offers an alternative hierarchy of materials.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2011

    Specialism

    Printed Textiles

  • Hannah Sabapathy’s collection explores the relationship between natural and man-made materials by creating ‘fictional versions of the natural’. Surface designs incorporate a number of processes in their making, from the industrial 


    to the hands-on. Hybrid surfaces begin to emerge.


    Imagery draws on minerals, fossils and other naturally occurring patterns, mixed in with accidental patterns and unlikely starting points: a fragment of a coagulated coffee cup; some fake fish-tank seaweed; a ceramic jelly mould; a piece of scrunched up tinfoil. Together they build up a loose taxonomy of bits and pieces, process and pattern that offers an alternative hierarchy of materials.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2005; MA, English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 2000
  • Experience

  • Studio assistant, Richard Woods, London, 2010-present; Senior print designer/ project manager, M Lab, London, 2006-9; Freelance designer, Banana Republic, Limited Brands, GAP, Marks and Spencer, London, 2005-9; Textile design internship, Jonathan Saunders, London, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Cut To Fit (London Design Week), Royal College of Art, 2010; 8 Fingers No Thumbs, Smithfield Gallery, London, 2010; Oberon Books Illustration Awards, Royal College of Art, 2010; Man Group Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art, 2010
  • Awards

  • Second prize, Worshipful Company of Haberdashers’ Award, 2010