Hannah Billingham was born and raised in Lincolnshire, now living and working in Beverley, Yorkshire. Self- taught in ceramics, her artistic practice stems from admiration of perfection, symmetry and order. Using raw clay, Hannah explores the materiality; pushing it to its limits on the potters wheel, creating flowing delicate forms. Inspiration comes from naturally occurring patterns, such as the inside of a flower, coral and sea life.
Hannah explores highly decorated surfaces using slip trailing to build up spherical patterns on sculptural forms. The slip dots add a textured element to the surface, which extends the art form from just a visual experience. Each pattern is applied freehand, with individually piped dots. She considers her work small-scale and miniature, working with a scale between around one centimetre and twenty centimetres high. Even on the smallest forms, Hannah exploits the tiny surface as much possible with dense decoration. Her work has sold to collectors worldwide, such as USA, France, Spain, Australia, Canada, Germany, Bahrain and Japan. Awarded 2nd Prize by the Ferens Art Gallery earlier this year.