Arts Derbyshire

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Hannah Lobley – Paperwork, recycled paper art

In 2002, Hannah Lobley developed the award winning Paperwork; a unique recycling technique using unwanted paper layered back into a solid wood like material. Traditional wood working methods are then used to create interior objects and the surface patternation, when the objects are worked, echoes wood grain. Wood becomes paper becomes wood. Paperwork is committed to sustainability, combined with traditional making techniques; the material and objects produced are very tactile, open and adaptable appealing to many. Each product is hand-made in England; and is a one off, unique item in which the distinct surface texture cannot be recreated.

Creative Genre

  • Crafts: Paper, Other
  • Design: Other
  • Visual art: 3D, Installation, Public art, Sculpture, Other
  • Words: Other

Work Undertaken

  • Commissions
  • Exhibitions
  • Public art



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