Hannah Gibson Surrey, United Kingdom
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A geologist and Glass Artist passionate about the environment

Hannah Gibson is an internationally award-winning glass artist; and geologist, based near London.

Growing up in North Wales, at the foothills of Snowdonia, overlooking the Menai Straits, it was easy for Hannah to fall in love with geology.

From there Hannah went on to study geology at The University of Edinburgh, where she became fascinated by Glass.

Hannah took her first course in Glass at Edinburgh Stained Glass House, then followed the well-trodden path of then working with stained glass, fused glass, lampworking and casting.

Studying for a Masters in Glass, Hannah began working on her current series of work Recycling Narratives, Whispering Sweet Nothings. Returning as Artist in Residence, the focus of her research was on materiality. Constantly pushing the boundaries of glass. Her work sitting at the intersection between art and science.

Capturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood, exposing hidden narratives, through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of her work.

Passionate about sustainability and recycling, using predominantly recycled glass and found objects, Sweet Nothings are a series of cast glass figures whispering Sweet Nothings to one another. Inviting the viewer to question what are they whispering and why?

Hannah won first prize in the Internationally renowned Glass Art Society Trace: An Exploration of Sustainable Glass Art 2023, having been shortlisted in 2022. Highly Commended in The International Glass Prize 2022 and 2021. Shortlisted for the Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass in 2022. Receiving the Judges Award in The Just Glass Exhibition ‘Recollection: Memories in Glass’ in 2021.

Hannah is also recommended by the Homo Faber Guide.

Hannah’s work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally including COLLECT, Gallery Ten, Habatat Detroit Fine Art, Habatat Galleries Florida, Habatat Galleries North Carolina, Kyoto Japan, London Glassblowing, Northlands Creative, Rhodes University, SOFA Chicago, The Chesterfield Gallery, The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, The Imagine Museum, The National Liberty Museum, The Pyramid Gallery, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Wadsworth Athenium Museum of Art and. Venice.

BSc Geology, MA Glass, MSDC


Recycling Narratives, Ten Green Bottles , Recycled cast glass, 2024


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