Hannah Lane
Paperwood ð 2
Lathe turned recycled books and oak
Dia 3.5cm x H 8.5cm
Paperwood Teardrop 1
Lathe turned recycled books and Chakte kok
Dia 7cm x H 8.5cm
Paperwood ð 1
Lathe turned recycled books and oak
Dia 3cm x H 10cm
Paperwood Teardrop 2
Lathe turned recycled books and Chakte kok
Dia 7.5cm x H 17cm
Paperoak ð 5
Lathe turned recycled books and oak
Dia 9cm x H 16cm
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- Artist statement -

Hannah Lane is a wood and paper artist employing traditional woodworking techniques to produce tactile bespoke artworks for exhibition, installation and commission. Her process combines two materials that began at the same source, the paper is layered back into a solid wood like material. Each unique piece is hand worked, inspired by recycling, her surroundings, memories and experiences.

Hannah began working with paper in 2002 after accidentally leaving a book out in the rain, which led to the development of the award-winning Paperwork. She could not bear to throw away her ruined book and decided
to reuse it. She had previously specialised in wood working during her degree and transferred those wood working techniques to the paper.

Recycling has always been an important element to Hannah within her work, so to be able to create a technique using the printed pages of unwanted books and paper that no longer had a use, became a defining factor within
her practise.

Each item is hand-made by Hannah in her Derbyshire studio. She begins by making the material, each page is layered and transformed back into a solid, wood-like block. Traditional wood working methods are then used to shape the objects; the unique surface patterns on the paper when the objects are worked can never be recreated and echoes wood grain; wood becomes paper becomes wood.

In 2019 Hannah came full circle and began combining paper with wood. The relationship between the two materials is taking her on a new journey within her artistic process. Continuing the working practises she previously employed with each material independently, she has married the two with stunning results. She is fascinated by natural shapes and the beauty of nature, combined with recycling and the evolution of both materials.

Hannah’s collections combine two materials that began at the same source. Paper, a short-term material, is recycled to create a new shape and texture thus extending their journey. As the pieces are wood worked each material’s grain exposes the consequences of her working actions, revealing the unseen internal imprint as the surface is scraped away.

Please note as with wood, the paper may move slightly in different room temperatures.
This is normal and part of the material’s natural movement.
Each object has a protective varnish coating and can be wiped with a damp cloth to clean.
Do not put in direct sunlight.
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