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Hannah Ayre


I’m a participatory artist with over twenty years experience of designing and delivering socially engaged projects and events.
My artwork ranges from small-scale crafts to large-scale outdoor sculpture and installations. My degree was in ceramics, so clay is my first love, specialising in kiln building and innovative, outdoor firings.
In addition to clay, I use a variety of materials, selected to suit each project, including paper and textiles. Process and experimentation feature regularly in my work. In recent years, I’ve been working with light and experimenting with alternative photographic processes. Striving towards sustainability is important in my work. I frequently makes use of scrap materials and create work from plants grown at my allotment.
I am a founding member of Closing The Loop, the AAS marker-lead group, working to create sustainable businesses.
I work solo and also frequently collaborate with other artists, designers and communities. I work with a wide range of arts, environmental and heritage organisations. I work with their audiences to create immersive experiences, focusing on wellbeing, nature connection and heritage learning.




City of Edinburgh



Main Discipline


Mediums Used

Clay, Mixed Media, Paper, Recycled Materials, Textiles