Ashraf Hanna uses the hand building process to create individual and groups of vessels. He is interested in the lines and spaces that develop through the manipulation of individual forms, and the placement of objects against one another. The juxtaposition of sharp lines and softer curves invites the eye to engage with the sculptural aesthetics of his forms.
Whilst his main practice is in ceramics, he discovered kiln cast glass during his MA studies at the RCA 2009-11. He became interested in the notion of ‘material dialogue’, and he was able to explore this further when he received a major Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales to embark on a project entitled - ‘An exploration in the language of form and material’.An outcome of this project was a new body of work in glass which received the main award at The British Glass Biennale 2015.