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Hannah Lane

  • Woodworker
  • South Normanton, United Kingdom
  • Master Artisan
Hannah Lane Woodworker
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When wood and paper meet

  • • Hannah creates tactile artworks
  • • She has developed a unique technique of combining paper and wood
  • • She uses recycled paper that is then turned on the lathe

Nature itself introduced Hannah Lane her future craft. The artisan accidentally left a book of Lord of the Rings out in the rain and the paper transformation inspired her to reuse the material to create something completely new. She applied woodworking techniques to paper and the resulting magic lay the foundations of her practice. That was in 2002, today Hannah Lane is an award-winning artisan with works exhibited around the world. One of the features defining her works is eco-friendliness and devotion to recycling. “I am fascinated by the relationship between the two materials, their expansion, and contraction,” says Hannah about her enchanting and very original approach to merging paper and wood. Her objects know no boundaries and represent freedom of creative thought with a sustainable edge.

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Works

  • ©Hannah Lane
  • ©Hannah Lane
  • ©Hannah Lane
  • ©Hannah Lane
  • ©Hannah Lane
Photo: ©Hannah Lane
Infinity

Infinity was inspired by Hannah’s childhood which included a lot of photography. This true-to-size camera, finished with a traditional leather strap, is made of many block layers of paper and wood of different colours and patterns positioned like bricks. The paper lens has been turned on the lathe.

Length 13 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 8 cm

Photo: ©Hannah Lane
Teardrop

The piece is reminiscent of a teardrop. The contrast of the warm oak against the bright white, red, and pink of the envelopes creates an intriguing visual contrast. This lathe-turned sculpture combines recycled paper and wood.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 10 cm

Photo: ©Hannah Lane
Ethlings

Produced from different wood and used paper these tactile ð (Eth) objects combine hundreds of layered and compressed sheets. They are lathe-turned using traditional woodworking techniques. The shape of the character Eth (ð) similar to an English lower-case d, is reminiscent of these pieces.

Height 5 cm
Diameter 2.5 cm
Height 18.5 cm
Diameter 12 cm

Photo: ©Hannah Lane
Bullet Husks

This pair of sculptural tactile objects are handmade from paper and oak. The combination of the warm wood with hundreds of coloured pages, layered and compressed creates an unusual visual and tactile texture. The shape is reminiscent of a bullet. Both pieces are created using traditional woodworking techniques.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 9 cm

Photo: ©Hannah Lane
Conical Strata Collection

This colourful and sculptural Conical Strata Collection consists of five one-of-a-kind pieces. Each piece is handmade and inspired by the shapes and layers of the British coastline. Reminiscent of a barnacle shape on a rock, each lathe-turned tactile object combines different wood and hundreds of coloured pages, layered and compressed.

Height 15 cm
Diameter 22 cm
Height 14 cm
Diameter 19 cm
Height 11 cm
Diameter 16 cm
Height 11 cm
Diameter 10.5 cm
Height 9 cm
Diameter 9 cm

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