Lines in Motion: The Ceramic Art of Ashraf Hanna

If you’re an admirer of sculptures with clean-cut, minimalist lines, the ceramic works of Ashraf Hanna might make your heart skip a beat. Hanna is an Egyptian born British ceramic artist, currently resident and working from his studio in Pembrokeshire, West Wales in the UK. His 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 led him to develop an interest in profiles, lines, curves and spaces emerging from the process of making pottery. His signature works are minimalist vessels in monochrome made from soft clay that are biscuit fired, and re-fired numerous times to create depth and surface textures. His work was selected by the Michelangelo Foundation for Homo Faber in Venice and exhibited alongside some of the best ceramic sculptures in Europe. His creations are also in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK.

Selected Works of Ashraf Hanna

Black cut and altered vessel with purple interior, 2022, ceramic, 27 x 22 x 22cm
Chartreuse cut and altered bowl form, 2022, ceramic, 22 x 21 x 21cm
Chartreuse cut and altered bowl form, 2022, ceramic, 22 x 21 x 21cm
Chartreuse cut and altered vessel, 2022, ceramic, 30x 17 x 15cm
Large cut and altered white bowl with pink interior, 2022, ceramic, 34 x 31 x 30cm
Light grey cut and altered vessel with yellow interior, 2022, ceramic, 30 x 23 x 20cm
Rich pink cut and altered bowl form, 2022, ceramic, 23 x 20 x 20cm
Undulating black vessel with yellow interior, 2021, ceramic, 39 x 23 x 16cm
Yellow vessel form, 2021, ceramic, 55 × 25 × 20 cm
Black vessel form, 2021, ceramic, 73 × 35 × 23 cm
Tall cut and altered white vessel with grey interior, 2022, ceramic, 66 × 30 × 30 cm

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