The RJ Art Gallery
Hanna Traynham knows the value of acceptance. As both a ceramicist and a high school art teacher, she sees beauty in the unplanned, and can enjoy the journey without attachment to the destination. Hanna is passionate about learning, teaching, development and growth. Although not all pieces emerge from the kiln as planned, each unique form invigorates her interest and help to guide her journey as a ceramicist. Hanna pushes the limits of the material, piercing her wheel thrown forms with careful attention to how the piece may alter under the high heat of the firing. Often her work will slump, acquiring an entirely organic movement that occurs only by nature. Hanna’s work is a metaphor to life’s unpredictable circumstances. Her fragile forms reveal, with sincere intention, how uncertainties in life most often become something greater than planned.
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