Hannah White is an award-winning textile artist, designer and weaver with over 20 years’ experience creating innovative materials and sculptural pieces for interiors and fashion. Her passion for structural textiles and creating texture and form are central to her creative aesthetic and methodology. She generates fresh making approaches to textile techniques by reinterpreting handcrafted textile processes through materials-led exploration and unconventional techniques.
Hannah has a PhD in Textiles from the Royal College of Art, an MA in Design for Textile Futures from Central Saint Martins and a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Textiles Design with a specialism in woven textiles. She uses her skill for engineering textiles, through the construction of the weave and hand manipulation techniques, to create beautifully crafted fabrics and three-dimensional forms. Working with a range of materials including thread, fabric, leather and metal, her innovative sculptural forms often explore the contrast between textiles’ fluidity and metal’s rigidity, creating intriguing textural surfaces.
Hannah innovates within contemporary textiles by combining her constructed textiles skills with cross-disciplinary collaboration. She has a wide experience of collaborating with both craft and industry partners and is inspired by the possibilities that can be achieved through the cross fertilisation of ideas that occurs when sharing knowledge from different areas of expertise.
Hannah creates woven fabrics for fashion or interiors, art-works, interior pieces and also works to commission. Hannah welcomes collaborative projects with cross-disciplinary partners, particularly in the fields of design, architecture, engineering and science.