These environmental forces of wind, rain, heat and tidal movements, that change and create the Tasmanian landscape, are also integral to the making process of my work. Within the studio I investigate and work with this parallel. The heat of the kiln determines the final outcome of the piece; the lower the temperature, the more texture is achieved, the higher the temperature the more transparent the glass becomes.
Hannan completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts for Visual Arts Teaching at the University of Tasmania in 1982, before teaching as a specialist art teacher for 16 years.
From 2006 until 2010 Hannan returned to the University of Tasmania School of Performing and Visual Arts and completed a Masters of Contemporary Art , High Distinction. During this time Hannan undertook a technical investigation of the mediums of ceramics and glass, applying these outcomes to creative arts practice.
After completing a MCA, Hannan continued her arts practice in her Tasmanian based studio. The physical environment, the landscape of Tasmania, informs and directs Hannan’s creative approach to design practice.
Hannan works in the mediums of glass, ceramics, lino printing and acrylic painting and I often combine these mediums in a final piece.
During her time as a practicing artist Hannan has exhibited and sold work in galleries throughout Australia.