about

Hannah Lamb is a textile artist, lecturer and author, based at her home studio in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Her creative practice focusses on recording a sense of place through careful observation and material investigation. She works with a range of textile processes, including stitch, print and fabric manipulation, creating textile artworks from an intimate scale to larger installation works.

An interest in textile archives and local textile industry has led to recent research projects and exhibitions with Salts Mill, Bradford Textile Archive, Sunny Bank Mills and Bradford School of Art.

Hannah's first solo book, Poetic Cloth; Creating Meaning in Textile Art, was published by Batsford (2019).

Hannah Lamb gained a BA (Hons.) Embroidery (2001) and MA Textiles (2010) from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has lectured in embroidery and design at Bradford School of Art (Bradford College) since 2004, where she is currently Programme Leader for Textiles. Hannah exhibits nationally and internationally and is an exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists.


selected exhibitions

2021

'Connected Cloth: Exploring the Global Nature of Textiles', The 62 Group of Textile Artists for The British Textile Biennial at The Whitaker, Rossendale, Lancashire.

'Home/Work' at The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace and Harrogate Convention Centre.

2019

'CONSTRUCT', The 62 Group of Textile Artists at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, West Yorkshire.

2018 - 2020

‘CTRL/Shift’, The 62 Group of Textile Artists at Midland Arts Centre. Then touring from Feb.2019, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and Scunthorpe Central, Scunthorpe (2019 - 2020).

‘Clocking Off’, Sunny Bank Mills gallery, Farsley, Nr Leeds, West Yorkshire.

2016-17

‘Making Space’, The 62 Group of Textile Artists at The Silk Museum, Macclesfield (2016), then touring to The Knitting & Stitching Show, London and Edinburgh (2017).

‘Made in the Middle ’30’ (online) Craftspace. http://madeinthemiddle.org/30-years-30-makers-2/makers.html

2015

‘Material Evidence’, Sunny Bank Mills gallery, Farsley, Nr. Leeds, West Yorkshire.

’62 Group: NOW!’, The 62 Group of Textile Artists at Upfront Gallery, Cumbria.

‘Pinpoint II’, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

‘Pick & Mix’ artists responding to the Bradford Textile Archive, The Dye House Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford.

2014

'Ebb & Flow', The 62 Group of Textile Artists at The Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby, E. Lincs.

'Spectrum', Unit Twelve, Stafford.

2013

‘In Search of Green’, The Bowery, Headingley, Leeds (Solo exhibition).

‘Pinpoint’, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

‘Experiments in Light & Landscape’, Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford.

2011

‘Crossing the Boundaries’, Bradford College at Ikas Art - III International Encounter of University Art - Barakaldo, Bilbao, Spain.



awards

Arts Council - 'Developing Your Creative Practice' award, 2021

Arts Council Yorkshire, - 'Grants for the Arts', 2004

BBC Homes & Antiques - 'Talent Around Britain' (shortlisted), 2004

West Midlands Arts - 'Creative Ambitions Award', 2002

Crafts Council - 'Next Move', 2002-2004


commissions

'Lasting Impressions: Cloth Taxonomies', May 2017

A collaborative and publicly engaged site specific work with Claire Wellesley-Smith at Salts Mill, commissioned by Saltaire Inspired for Saltaire Arts Trail.


'Lasting Impressions', May 2016

A collaborative performative work with Claire Wellesley-Smith at Salts Mill commissioned by Saltaire Inspired for Saltaire Arts Trail.


'Linear Mapping', 2014-15

Installation work for ‘Pinpoint II’ exhibition. Commissioned by One Church Street Gallery, Buckinghamshire.



publications


'Poetic Cloth: Creating Meaning in Textile Art' - Batsford, 2019.

'Lasting Impressions' with Claire Wellesley-Smith - Stitch, Print, Weave Press, 2018.


Work also in:

Textiles Transformed by Mandy Patullo. Batsford, 2020.

Ctrl/Shift: New Directions in Textile Art, Liz Cooper & Sue Stone (Eds.). England: The 62 Group of Textile Artists, 2019.

Textile Folk Art by Anne Kelly. Batsford, 2018.

Cyanotypes on Fabric by Ruth Brown. SC Publications, 2016.

Slow Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith. Batsford, 2015.

Natural Processes in Textile Art by Alice Fox. Batsford, 2015.


press

Selvedge blog 'Poetic Cloth: Interview with Hannah Lamb' Oct 08, 2021

Obscura Magazine  'The Poetic Cloth' by Toby Crispy. Sept. 2020

Embroidery 'Construct' (exhibition review) by June Hill. Nov./Dec. 2019.

Embroidery 'Time & Place' by June Hill. Sept/Oct 2019.

Embroidery ‘Out of the Blue’ by June Hill. Nov/Dec 2015 (p.10 - 15).

TextileArtist.org (interview) ‘A kind of gentle presence’ by Sam Pitcher


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