Hannah Gibson MSDC

Glass Making & Stained Glass

About Hannah
Hannah Gibson is an internationally renowned glass artist; and geologist, based near London. Capturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood, exposing hidden narratives, through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of her work. Studying for an MA in glass at the University for The Creative Arts Hannah began working on her current body of work, Recycling Narratives, Whispering Sweet Nothings. Constantly pushing the boundaries of glass. Hannah’s work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally including COLLECT, Gallery Ten, The Chesterfield Gallery, Habatat Galleries, SOFA
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Whispering Sweet Nothings. Recycling Narratives

Whilst studying Geology at the University of Edinburgh Hannah became fascinated by the mineralogy and the reactions between various elements, metals and compounds. This led her towards a passion for the alchemy of glass.

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

Passionate about sustainability and recycling, using only recycled glass, and found objects. Sweet Nothings are a series of individual, unique Cast Glass figures. Usually found in pairs, whispering ‘Sweet Nothings’ to one another.

What are they whispering?

‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.’ (Dr Seuss, The Lorax).

Hannah Gibson BSc Geology MA Glass MSDC

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Hannah Gibson BSc Geology MA Glass MSCD

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Awards

  • 2023 First Prize, Trace:An Exploration of Sustainable Glass Art. The Glass Art Society
  • 2022 Highly Commended, The Glass Prize
  • 2022 Green Exhibition, Trace. An Exploration of Sustainable Glass Art. The Glass Art Society
  • 2021 Highly Commended, The Glass Prize
  • 2020 Judges’ Award, The Just Glass Exhibition Recollection: Memories in Glass


Galleries

  • Gallery Ten. 5 William Street, Edinburgh
  • Habatat Detroit Fine Art. 4400 Fernlee Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
  • Habatat Galleries. 2401 N Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida, FL 33407
  • Habatat Galleries North Carolina. 3600 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

  • London Glassblowing. 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London
  • The Chesterfield Gallery. Upper Eastside, NewYork
  • The Pyramid Gallery. York


2024

  • Beyond The Material Glass Coast Weekend, Habatat 8th Annual Glass Coast Weekend, Sarasota and St Petersburg (1st-4th February)
  • Sparkle: A Spectrum of Contemporary Glass Art, The Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition, Black Swan Arts, Frome (19th January- 24th February)
  • 52nd Annual International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition, Habatat Detroit Fine Art, Detroit, USA (5th May- September 6th)


2023
  • Brick by Brick, The Burton at Bideford, Devon
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition Dorset Museum
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition Hastings Museum
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition The Wilson, Cheltenham
  • Fired Up:Glass Today, Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut
  • Glass Coast Weekend, Habatat 8th Annual Glass Coast Weekend, Sarasota and St Petersburg
  • Glass Meet The Future Film Festival, in partnership with North Lands Creative and The Shanghai Museum of Glass
  • International Glass and Ceramic art Biennale, Cultural Community Center “Den Breughel”, Wespelaarsesteenweg 85, 3150 Haacht, Belgium
  • Small But Magnificent The Contemporary Glass Society
  • Sumptuous Summer, Buckenham Galleries, Southwold
  • The Indonesian Glass Arts Festival, Yogykarta, Indonesia
  • Thirteen Unit Twelve, Stafford
  • Time In conjunction with The Brain Tumour Charity. The Business Design Centre, London
  • 51st Annual International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition, Habatat Detroit Fine Art, Detroit


2022

  • Brick by Brick Exhibition Ferens Art Gallery
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition The Burton at Bideford, Devon
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition The Glassworks, Barnseley
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition The Willis Museum
  • Deconstructing Bowie, Freedom in Eccentricity The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia
  • Earth, Sea Sky London Glassblowing
  • Fired Up:Glass Today, Wadsworth Atheneum
  • Glass Art Fair, Habatat Detroit Fine Art, Detroit
  • Glorious Glass The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
  • Habatat Detroit Fine Arts 50th International, Habatat Detroit Fine Art, Detroit, USA
  • Joyful Reflections The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
  • Razzle Dazzle: Five x Five Pyramid Gallery, York
  • Stories- Whispers from the Past and the Present, The Wasps Creative Academy, Inverness
  • Stories- Whispers from the Past and the Present, Trades Hall, Glasgow
  • The British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge
  • The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass Veste Coburg, Germany
  • Transformations, The Society of Designer Craftsmen Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2021

  • COLLECT
  • The Royal Scottish Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Glass 49 Habatat Detroit
  • Melting Point Exhibition The Pyramid Gallery
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition Shewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition Rugby Art Gallery and Museum


2020

  • Habatat 50 Habatat Galleries, Florida
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop
  • COLLECT Somerset House, London
  • Habatat Silver The Habatat Gallery, Detroit
  • Glasrijk Tubbergen Glasrijk Tubbergen, The Netherlands
  • Simon Bruntnell's Artists in the House Exhibition The White House Cone, Stourbridge
  • The Just Glass Society Recollection: Memories in Glass Exhibition The Espacio Gallery, London
  • The Scottish Glass Society 'On The Edge' Exhibition Johanfors Gallery, Sweden
  • We Can Be Heroes Exhibition The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia
  • Imagine Museum (Added to permanent collection) St Petersburg, Florida


2019


  • SOFA Chicago Represented by The Habatat Gallery. Chicago
  • Brick by Brick Exhibition 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
  • The Habatat Gallery Florida
  • Imagine Museum (Added to permanent collection) St Petersburg, Florida
  • On the Edge Scottish Glass Society Exhibition Trades Hall of Glasgow
  • The National Liberty Museum 20th Anniversary Glass Auction & Gala Philadelphia
  • Simon Bruntnell's Artists in the House Pop Up Exhibition The White House Cone, Stourbridge
  • Celestial Bodies Exhibition The Ruskin Centre, Stourbridge
  • On the Edge Scottish Glass Society Exhibition Northlands Creative Lybster
  • Gallery Ten Exhibition Edinburgh
  • The Barn Exhibition Banchory, Aberdeenshire
  • Inspired Exhibition London Glassblowing, London
  • East West Artists Exchange Exhibition Gallery Be. Kyoto, Japan
  • Habatat Gallery Pop and Lock Exhibition 47th Annual International Exhibition. Habatat Gallery, Detroit
  • Artists In Residence Exhibition The University for The Creative Arts, Farnham
  • Glass Art Society Members Exhibition 2019 Glass Art Society Conference. The Morean Arts Centre, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Glorious Glass Contemporary Glass Exhibition Bucks County Museum and Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, Aylesbury


2018

  • Glorious Glass Contemporary Glass Exhibition Maidstone Museum
  • Glass at The Forge Exhibition Craft Central. London
  • Continuum 2 The Menier Gallery. London
  • SPACELAB Exhibition The National Liberty Museum. Philadelphia
  • EWAEE East West Artists Exchange Exhibition The Posk Gallery. London
  • East West Artists Exchange Exhibition Gallery Be. Kyoto, Japan
  • E Waste Funeral Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University in South Africa


2017

  • Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition/International Festival of Glass Exhibition The Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
  • Construction/Deconstruction Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition
  • MA Graduation Show University For The Creative Arts. Farnham
  • Eleven The Strand Gallery. London
  • Interactive Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition
  • East West Artists Exchange Exhibition La Galleria, Pall Mall, London


2016

  • Surrey Artists Open Studios
  • Makers At The Menier. the Menier Gallery, London
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