I grew up near untamed forests of Småland (southern Sweden) and my ceramic practice explores an enchanted natural world in clay. It also probes the way in which our natal landscape are imbued with emotions and fleeting memories. Echoes of the gnarly branches, moss covered boulders and bottomless bogs of the southern Swedish woodlands can be distinguished in my pieces, and often these traces are paired with glimmers of urban wilderness found in decaying London surfaces, structures and spaces.
Hanna has a background in sculpture and art history, and received her ceramic training at City Lit, London. She is also a chartered Landscape Architect with many years experience of designing public and private spaces. Several of her design projects incorporate bespoke artwork elements, and her landscape grounding provides a unique vantage point for her ceramic practice. Hanna established Oknytt Ceramics in 2020. From her studio at Turning Earth, east London, she creates both sculptural pieces and functional ceramics. Her work is high fired stoneware produced using a range of techniques such as coiling, slab construction and various carving methods.
2023 EXHIBITION 'ELEGY FOR AUTUMN'