Hannah Day lives and works in and around Ledbury in Herefordshire. A recent MA graduate of Hereford College of Arts, Hannah produces concept-driven hand-built clay pieces using found objects as a starting point, incorporating textiles and other materials into the finished pieces. Her masters project, which was exhibited at Llantarnam Grange in Cwmbran in Autumn 2022, related to our belongings and their importance to us, and Hannah has a particular interest in projects which facilitate the exploration of evocative objects as memory prompts and aids to self-understanding. She also enjoys engaging with children and young people, encouraging every participant to explore their own creativity in the belief that art is for everyone.
Hannah has delivered pop-up workshops at Weir Garden NT, and has run regular craft club sessions under the name Laughing Betsy, along with textile artist Cheryl Hewitt. Workshops cover ceramics, collage, mixed media, textiles and other materials. Together they are also involved with the Big Apple Association, delivering workshops at their orchard-based events, and with LedburyPlaces, exploring the issues of consumption and repair.
In addition to running workshops, Hannah produces work for sale – her handbuilt stoneware pots incorporate impressions of found and natural objects, and use slips, underglazes and mark-making to built up a rich, textured surface.