MEMBER MONDAY: HANNAH GASON

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MEMBER MONDAY: HANNAH GASON

posted on 9:42 AM, November 28, 2016
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Hannah Gason "altered scape 6-7" - 2015, kiln-formed glass. Photo by Greg Piper.

Tell us about yourself!
I'm originally from Victoria, Australia but have lived in Canberra for ten years. I previously studied and worked as a cartographer before I studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Australian National University School of Art (here's a recently published article about my background as a mapmaker and glass artist). I currently have a studio at the Canberra Glassworks and work part-time at the National Library of Australia. 

What draws you to the material you work with?
The qualities of glass that I am most interested in is being able to create translucent layers and gestural marks. I work with kiln forming techniques to create thin sheets of tonal glass that contain blurred lines and markings. I then cut the sheets into smaller fragments that I reconstruct into new imagery.

What themes do you pursue in your work?
I'm interested in finding a balance between visual energy and structure. I explore ways of creating gestural marks that I then carefully arrange, interweaving geometric order with organic imagery. 

What is your dream project?
My dream project is to do a large scale installation of glass panels in an outdoor public setting.

Why are you a member of GAS?
I am a member of GAS to connect with an international glass community that supports and promotes glass art.

Visit Hannah Gason's GAS member profile here.

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Hannah Gason "altered scape #5 (detail)" - 2015, kiln-formed glass. Photo by Greg Piper.
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Hannah Gason "altered scape #4" - 2015, kiln-formed glass. Photo by Greg Piper.

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