I am very pleased to announce that Hannah Lobley Paperwork has won 'Best Recycled Art Design & Installation Company - UK' & 'Best Sustainable Design Installation Project: Harness the Wind' at BUILD 2017 Interior Design Awards.
Paperwork is currently on show in an exhibition at Bury Museum and Art Gallery.
This exhibition presents a selection of work from Hannah and two other designers who create exceptional works with paper.
Included in the show are:
Paperwork by Hannah Lobley, Anna Columbine, Kahedra
I am pleased to announce that my products are now available on the beautiful website Madebyhandonline.com
Madebyhandonline.com is dedicated to promoting high quality British Contemporary Craft. They are a small team behind the scenes, based in Devon, working within the Craft industry with and for their makers. The website brings together a whole community of selected makers from around the UK and they use the site to celebrate this work and sell directly to the public - online.
I am really happy that a brand new Paperwork piece, has been selected along with work from 104 Derbyshire based artists, to exhibit work in the Derbyshire Open Arts Competition 2016. The exhibition is being held at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday 25 June to Friday 2 September 2016.
The Derbyshire Open Exhibition is an annual highlight for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. Professional and amateur artists of all ages, were encouraged to submit work for consideration by a panel of independent judges. For more information please follow the link.
I am delighted to announce that I have won a craft&design Selected Maker Silver Award 2016: Specialist Media
Silver Award: Hannah Lobley
Judge : Sarah James
Director, Made by Hand Events Ltd
"I can remember seeing Hannah’s work for the first time when she applied and successfully got a place at The Contemporary Craft Festival. She was at the beginning of her career and it was clear that she had great ambitions and had developed an innovative approach to making.
I really like the origins of her story. In 2002, accidentally leaving a copy of the Lord of Rings out in the rain resulted in bloated damaged pages. The metamorphosed book sparked an idea that has endured throughout her practice. She was initially working with wood but when the destroyed book became solid with layers of paper, she decided, after some manipulation of the material, to put it on the lathe. The resulting “Ring” made for the Tolkien novel was her first sale. Reclaiming old books and papers is at the heart of her practice. She has turned traditional notions of materials on their head and has had great success with international markets, especially in Japan. The Japanese are drawn to her creative use of paper and her ethos of using disposable objects, turning them into durable and evocative objects.
Her first trip to Japan was in 2007, with a trade mission with UKTI, Design Factory & the Arts Council and she has been commissioned numerous times by large corporate clients and even the Ministry of Defence. I’m interested to see how she has developed her practice to be able to work on commissions for corporate clients which requires good organisational and diplomacy skills whilst allowing her to be more ambitious with scale and ideas."
Sarah James, April 2016
Hannah is currently working on new pieces for an exhibition at the National Centre for Craft & Design in May.
'Paper beyond the Fold' A Design Factory Showcase
This exhibition presents a selection of Design Factory and Design-Nation members who create exceptional works with paper.
Included in the show are:
Paperwork by Hannah Lobley, LovattMoody Monday, Rare Notions by Phiona Richards
Jennifer Collier, Elizabeth Forrest & Sharyn Dunn
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford. NG34 7TW
Saturday 14th May - 26th June 2016