Tell us about yourself!
By way of an introduction, my name is Hannah Gibson. I grew up in North Wales, overlooking the sea, now living near Guildford, around an hour away from London. My background is in Geology, which I studied at Edinburgh University.
I recently completed an MA in Glass at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, where I am now Artist in Residence.
Studying Geology at the University of Edinburgh I became fascinated by the mineralogy and the reactions between various elements, metals, and compounds. This led me towards a passion for the alchemy of Glass.
What is your dream project?
Capturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood, exposing hidden narratives through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of my work. Passionate about sustainability and recycling, I use only 100% recycled glass, and found objects. Be it television glass, glass from mobile phone screens, car windscreens, bottles…The opportunities are endless.
The project I am currently working on, which is my dream project, is called Recycling Narratives, Whispering Sweet Nothings.
Sweet Nothings are a series of individual, unique Cast Glass figures. Usually found in pairs, whispering ‘Sweet Nothings’ to one another. What are they whispering? ‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.’ (Dr Seuss, The Lorax).
Something about me that most people don’t know?
I have never grown up.
Why are you a member of GAS?
I am a member of GAS because of the unwavering excitement, the joy, devotion and dedication to glass that the organization brings to our community. I feel it too. Like GAS, I want to share that with as many people as possible.
To learn more about Hannah, go to her GAS MEMBER PROFILE PAGE.
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