Hannah Lobley developed the internationally exhibited and award winning Paperwork 14 years ago after accidentally leaving a book out in the rain. It is a unique recycling technique using the printed pages of unwanted books and paper, the pages are transformed back into a solid wood like material. Traditional wood working methods are then used to create bespoke objects from that material. The surface patternation of the paper when the objects are lathe turned can never be recreated and echoes wood grain. Wood becomes paper becomes wood.
Hannah completed her degree in Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University in 2001 and went on to gain a Masters degree at London Guildhall University in 2004, she established her business the following year. Since then Paperwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally: shown in France, Germany, USA - New York & Chicago, Singapore, China, Japan & Korea.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.