Ashraf HANNA

OEUVRES

BIOGRAPHIE

Ashraf Hanna - Photo : Sylvain Deleu

Born in 1967 El Minia – Egypt.
Live in Pembrokeshire- GB

Son travail

Ashraf Hanna is an Egyptian born British artist, currently resident and working from his studio in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
Ashraf’s first interaction with pottery forms came when he observed still life compositions at El Mina College of Fine Art in Egypt. Hours spent in the drawing studios closely observing shapes, lines and spaces between various objects lead to developing an awareness of and an interest in group dynamics.
This interest was reawakened when Ashraf met his future wife, sculptor Sue Hanna, and she introduced him to ‘making’ with clay. After several years of successfully creating raku and smoke-fired work, Ashraf embarked on a MA course in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art in London-2009-11- which allowed him time to develop new ideas.
Ashraf’s subsequent body of work consisted of a series of hand-built forms, creating groups and individual vessels that explore juxtaposition between formal lines and fluid sensual curves that evoke bodyscapes. The profiles, lines and spaces, their ultimate placement in relation to one another became a focus of interest.
Carefully executed incisions in his recent ‘cut and altered’ series allow him to investigate the dynamic relationship between line, form and space in a different way, developing a dialogue between interior and exterior plains and observing how light and shadow interplay to define form.

1986-89 Foundation and Access Studies in Expressive Art – El Minia College of Fine Arts

1991-94 BA Hons Theatre Design – Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design

2011 Awarded MA – Ceramics & Glass – Royal College of Art

Prix

  • 2016 Crossover Award at Emerge 2016
  • 2015 First Prize British Glass Biennale (Best in Show)
  • 2013 Major Creative Wales Award
  • 2010 Welsh Artist of the Year 2010 – Applied Arts category Purchase Award – The National Eisteddfod
  • 2008/09 Public Award for best in show – International Ceramics Fair – Oldenburg Germany Eisteddfod
  • 2008 Best of the Best Award – Art in Action Festival
  • 2003 Sotheby’s Highly Commended Award – Potfest in the Park¨
  • 2002 Peers Award – Art in Clay – Hatfield House

Collections

  • Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
  • Bullseye Glass Company, Oregon, USA
  • Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding Glass Museum
  • National Museum of Wales
  • Contemporary Arts Society of Wales
  • University of Wolverhampton – Student Award at The International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth, sponsored by Studiopottery.co.uk
  • The International Ceramics Festival – Aberystwyth
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Rufford Ceramic Centre – Newark
  • Cartwright Hall – Bradford
  • WBBFuchs Collection – Ceramic Manufacturers – Germany

Expositions

  • 2014 Beaux Arts Gallery – Bath UK
  • 2012 Beaux Arts Gallery – Bath UK
    Le Don Du Fel Gallery – France
  • 2011 Contemporary Ceramics Centre – London UK
  • 2009 Beaux Arts Gallery – Bath UK
  • 2007 Beaux Arts Gallery – Bath UK
    Bluecoat Display Centre – Showcase Event – Liverpool UK
  • 2003 Contemporary Ceramics – Showcase Event – London UK
  • 2002 Yorkshire Museum – Showcase Event – Curated by Maggie Barnes – York UK
  • 2001 The Mercer Art Gallery – Curated by Maggie Barnes – Harrogate UK

Selected exhibitions & shows

  • 2019 “COLLECT”, London, Represented by Cavaliero Finn Gallery
  • 2018 London Art Fair, Represented by Cavaliero Finn Gallery
    “COLLECT”, London, Represented by Cavaliero Finn Gallery Ceramic Art London
    Lasting Impressions – Touring Exhibition – Ireland
    London Craft Week, Represented by Cavaliero Finn Gallery
    Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair
    Homo Faber – Crafting a more human future, Venice, Italy
  • 2017 “COLLECT” Fair at the Saatchi Gallery – represented by Bullseye Project
    Home from Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
    Grassi Messe Leipzip, Germany
    Celebrating Living Old Masters, London
    Oxford Ceramics Fair, Oxford, UK
    New Horizons, Joanna Bird Gallery, London
    A Future Made Miami, Design Miami, USA
  • 2016 Gallerie Du Don, France
    The Best of British Exhibition, Mansfield Gallery, New South Wales, AustraliThe
    Gallery at Hexagon Classics, London, UK
    Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
    Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
    Emerge 2016, Oregon, USA
    Future Heritage – curated by Corinne Julius at Decorex International
  • 2015 Scapes- Exhibition curated by Racheline Michaels at The Gallery At Talbot House.
    ST ART Fair Strasbourg, France- represented by Galerie Du Don
    “ESSENCE” London Glass Blowing – London UK
    The British Glass Biennale – Ruskin Glass Centre
    “COLLECT” Fair at the Saatchi Gallery – represented by Ruthin Craft Centre
    Ceramic Art London – Royal College of Art – London UK
    Puls Gallery – Brussels – Belgium
    Emmanuel Cooper’s Legacy – Contemporary Ceramics Centre – London UK
  • 2014 Young Clay – Westerwaldmuseum – Höhr-Grenzhausen – Germany
  • 2013 Young Clay – Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur – Tegelen – Netherlands
    Living with Ceramics – Two person exhibition with Natasha Daintry
    The Gallery at Talbot House – Curated by Racheline Michaels – London UK
  • 2012 “COLLECT” Fair at the Saatchi Gallery – Represented by Ruthin Crafts Centre
    “Figure, Form & Material” Ashraf & Sue Hanna at Rufford Craft Centre
    “In Situ” Group Exhibition -The Civic Art Centre – Barnsley – West Yorkshire
    “Earth” Group Exhibition – Ruthin Craft Centre – Wales
    Ceramic Art London Fair – Royal College of Art – London UK
    Group Exhibition – The Gallery at Talbot House – London UK – Curated by Racheline Michaels
  • 2011 MA Graduation Show – Royal College of Art – London UK
    “In Situ – Group Exhibition – The Civic Art Centre – Barnsley – West Yorkshire
    “Earth” Group Exhibition – Ruthin Crafts Centre – Wales
    Ceramic Art London Fair – Royal College of Art – London UK
    Group Exhibition – The Gallery at Talbot house – Curated by Racheline Michaels
    Le Don Du Fel Gallery – Three Artist-Makers – France
    Welsh Artist of The Year Exhibition – St David’s Hall – Cardiff
    The National Eistedfodd – Wales
  • 2009 Ceramic Art London Fair at the RCA- London
    Art in Action – Invited Demonstrator – Waterperry House & Gardens
    Oldenburg international Ceramic Fair – Germany
    Westerwald Preis Exhibition – Westerwaldmuseum – Hohr-Grenzhausen – Germany
    Westerwald Preis – Touring Exhibition – Museum of International Art, Grimmerhus – Denmark
    Westerwald Preis – Touring exhibition – Kammerhof Museen – Gmunden – Austria
  • 2008 Formed in Fire – Group Exhibition – The Leach Pottery – St. Ives
    Joint Exhibition with Sue Hanna – Rufford Craft Centre
    Ceramic Art London Fair at the Royal College of Art – London
    Joint Exhibition with Sue Hanna – Tenby Museum – Wales
  • 2007 Clay14 Group Exhibition – Woodbury Studio Gallery
    Art in Action – Invited Demonstrator – Waterperry House & Gardens
    Solo Showcase Event – Liverpool Arabic Festival – Bluecoat Display Centre
    CPA AT FIFTY – Touring Exhibition 17 Prime Makers – Group Exhibition – Ireland & Wales
    “Monochrome” – Group Exhibition – Contemporary Ceramics Gallery – London
    Ceramic Art London Fair at the Royal College of Art – London UK
  • 2006 Joint Exhibition with Deirdre Burnett – Alpha House Gallery – Dorset
    Ceramic Art London Fair at the Royal College of Art – London UK
    “COLLECT” Fair – Victoria & Albert Museum – Represented by Contemporary Ceramics
  • 2005 “Ceramic Art London” – Fair at the Royal College of Art – London UK
    “HAYES & HANNA’ – Two-Person Show – Rufford Ceramic Centre
    “New Directions” – Group Show/Book Launch Exhibition for Tim Andrews at Alpha House
    “Smoke-Fired in Britain” – Group Exhibition – Loes & Reinier Gallery – Netherlands
    “COLLECT” Fair – Victoria & Albert Museum – Represented by Contemporary Ceramics
  • 2003 “Clay Ten”- Group Show – Woodbury Studio Gallery – Devon
    “Solo Showcase” – Contemporary Ceramics Gallery – London UK
    Group Show with Duncan Ross and John Ward – Curated by Tim Boon at Alpha House
  • 2002 SOFA – CHICAGO – Represented by Contemporary Ceramics