Hannah Gibson

Tell us about yourself.

Whilst 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. Capturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood, exposing hidden narratives, through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of my work. [I am] passionate about sustainability and recycling, using only 100% recycled glass, and found objects. 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).

What themes do you pursue in your work, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?


What is your dream project?

The project I am currently working on, which is my dream project, is called Recycling Narratives, Whispering Sweet Nothings.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?

I have never grown up!

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