Studio Hanna Whitehead

“Another Dialog”

"Another Dialog" is a series of ceramic functional objects. Handles are placed on to a cylinder shape in various width and height. Depending on the placement the function is determined. It is an extension of Studio Hanna Whitehead's ceramic object series "Dialog" where she plays with shape, color, and material feeling. New colors, shapes, and textiles enter the dialog this time which tell a different story.



To have a dialog can be quite powerful, you exchange opinions and often spark ideas. If you discuss the matter more than once often new ideas come along. The ceramics have a visual conversation with the observer about their ideas of form, function, and material.

- Studio Hanna Whitehead






"Granite clay line" is an object which at first glance you are not sure from what material it is made of.
The Fact based myth series is a visual research of unconscious bias, projection, imitation and doubt. With a look into our perception of physical formats the project mixes fact with fiction. A travel between materials and material feeling. One material gets projected on another.
Can an object made from an imitation of a material give the same feeling as the original, is it only the visual that matters, or do we need the real matter ?
Extruded red clay with hand painted glaze.





" Knitted satin" from the Fact based myth series is a machine knitted textile..

The Fact based myth series is a visual research of unconscious bias, projection, imitation and doubt. With a look into our perception of physical formats the project mixes fact with fiction. A travel between materials and material feeling. One material gets projected on another.
Can an object made from an imitation of a material give the same feeling as the original, is it only the visual that matters, or do we need the real matter ?

Made from mixed acrylic/wool yarn.



"Satin on satin" from the "Fact-based myth" series is a digitally printed decorative satin textile.

The Fact based myth series is a visual research of unconscious bias, projection, imitation and doubt. With a look into our perception of physical formats the project mixes fact with fiction. A travel between materials and material feeling. One material gets projected on another.
Can an object made from an imitation of a material give the same feeling as the original, is it only the visual that matters, or do we need the real matter ?



"Mirror object N.1" from the Fact based myth series is an extruded sculpture which with repetition mirrors itself.

The Fact based myth series is a visual research of unconscious bias, projection, imitation and doubt. With a look into our perception of physical formats the project mixes fact with fiction. A travel between materials and material feeling. One material gets projected on another.
Can an object made from an imitation of a material give the same feeling as the original, is it only the visual that matters, or do we need the real matter ?




Studio Hanna Whitehead is a design studio whose practice involves working with space and products. Based in the southeast of Iceland, the studio focuses on a hands-on approach, working in a very personal way, interweaving story, shape, culture, materials and color.The products designed by the studio range in scale from small to big, from object to space.


Gurli Elbækgaard

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