Hanaa F. Al-Wardi

Multimedia Studio Artist





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Ceramic


The Ceramic Story

Working with clay is a thrilling experience for me.  Working with organic materials born inside the earth connects my scientific background in Biology with my intuitive ability to create art.  Ceramics is my story in many ways. Touching, kneading, and manipulating the clay is also very soothing and meditative for me. It is earthy and seductive. 

I use the potter's wheel, a slab roller, and my hands to kneed and form objects.  Many times, I combine all of these tools to create ceramic vessels that tell a story.  I use the wheel to form a vessel and then I cut the vessel, manipulate the shape, carve or add to the object, and create something totally different from the intention. I feel very energized and happy using this process.

I use stains, oxides, and glaze to finish the story.  Sometimes, I use acrylic paints, oil paints, gold leaf, and porcelain paint with low fire process. This method is reassuring in that it is flexible, safe, and certain.  My ceramic collection includes several hundred pieces.  The span of my collection over my life time tells many stories.  Many who have purchased my ceramic work display pieces in their home and many find the organic style of my work guides the pieces to be on display outside in the garden, under fruit trees and surrounded by nature.

My ceramic collection includes objects, wall installations and murals, vessels, platters, sculptures, bowls, and vases.  


Collection
Babylon -C101
Babylon -C101

Hand painted ceramic tiles on copper and wood (1990)

18" x 84"

 

Babylon -C101
Babylon -C101

Detail photo

Babylon- C101
Babylon- C101

Detail photo

Babylon- C101
Babylon- C101

Detail photo

Untitled -C105
Untitled -C105

Three hand painted Ceramic Vessels (2007)

12" x 12"

 

Mask-C 106
Mask-C 106

Hand painted and Gold leaf (2007)

24" High

 

 Mask-C106
Mask-C106
Peacock Feathers - C107
Peacock Feathers - C107

Hand painted and low fired Ceramic Vase (2007)

36" high

 

Galaxy-  C108
Galaxy- C108

Hand painted, low fired Ceramic Plate

Mounted inside Shadow box (2007)

12" in diameter

 

Bird of Paradise - C109
Bird of Paradise - C109

Hand painted and low fired square plate

Mounted inside Shadow Box (2008)

12" x 12"

 

Tropical Fish-  C110
Tropical Fish- C110

Hand painted and low fired Ceramic Plate

Mounted inside Shadow Box (2008)

12" diameter

 

Blue Lagoon- C 111
Blue Lagoon- C 111

Hand painted and low fired Ceramic plate

Mounted inside Shadow Box (2008)

12" x 12"

 

Gitmo- C112
Gitmo- C112

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate

Mounted inside Shadow Box (2008)

10"x 10"

 

Self Caged Woman-  C113
Self Caged Woman- C113

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate

Mounted inside Shadow Box (2008)

12" x 12"

 

Walk in the Park - C114
Walk in the Park - C114

Hand painted and low fired Ceramic plate

Mounted inside Shadow Box (2008)

10" x 10"

 

Untitled-  C115
Untitled- C115

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate

Framed (2008)

10" in Diameter

 

Untitled-  C116
Untitled- C116

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate

Framed (2008)

10" diameter

 

The Eye of the Storm - C117
The Eye of the Storm - C117

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate

Framed (2009)

10" diameter

 

 Shooting Star- C118
Shooting Star- C118

Hand painted  and low fired ceramic plate

Framed (2008)

10" diameter

 

Hydrangea- C119
Hydrangea- C119

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate

Framed (2008)

10" diameter

 

Fireworks  -C120
Fireworks -C120

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate (2008)

12" diameter

 

Space Ship I- C121
Space Ship I- C121

Hand built and high fired stoneware vessel (1987)

10" x 14"

 

C 121
C 121

photo of the side

Space Ship II -C123
Space Ship II -C123

Hand built and high fired stoneware vessel (1987)

10"x14"

 

Moonscape- C124
Moonscape- C124

High fired and glazed stoneware pot (1987)

12" high

 

Untitled - C125
Untitled - C125

High fired and glazed stonware ceramic Pot (1988)

10" high

 

untitled - C125
untitled - C125
Teapot-  C126
Teapot- C126

High fired and stained with iron oxide (1988)

10" high

 

C126
C126
Whisper - C127
Whisper - C127

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate (2001)

12" diameter

 

Spinning -C128
Spinning -C128

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate (2004)

10" diameter

 

Contest - C129
Contest - C129

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate (2004)

10" x 10"

 

Rising-  C130
Rising- C130

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate

Mounted on larger plater (2010)

10" diameter

 

 Sea Shell-  C131
Sea Shell- C131

Hand built, high fired and glazed stoneware vase (1987)

10" high

C131
C131
Calligraphy Vase- C132
Calligraphy Vase- C132

Hand painted and low fired with Arabic calligraphy (2007)

12" x 12"

 

 

Melting Away- C133
Melting Away- C133

Wheel thrown, glazed and high fired stoneware pot

12" high

 

C133
C133
 Meteor Stone- C134
Meteor Stone- C134

Hand built and Raku fired ceramic pot (1985)

12" high

 

Meteor II- C135
Meteor II- C135

Hand built and Raku fired stoneware pot (1985)

12" high

 

The Queen -C136
The Queen -C136

Hand built, glazed and high fired stoneware sculpture (1984)

12" x 12"

 

 The Ship- C137
The Ship- C137

Hand built, glazed and high fired stoneware vase (1986)

12" x 12"

 

 Jupiter I- C138
Jupiter I- C138

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate (2004)

15" diameter

 

Jupiter II- C129
Jupiter II- C129

Hand painted and low fired ceramic plate (2004)

15" diameter

 

Space Ship III-C130
Space Ship III-C130

Hand built, stained and high fired stoneware vessel (1987)

10"x12"

 

 Space Ship III-  C130
Space Ship III- C130

Photo of the other side

Falling Object- C131
Falling Object- C131

Hand built, stained and high fired pot (1987)

12" high

 

Blue Sky- C132
Blue Sky- C132

Hand built, stained and high fired vessel (1987)

10" high

 

Misty- C133
Misty- C133

Wheel thrown, glazed and high fired stoneware pot (1986)

12" high

 

Mocha -C134
Mocha -C134

Wheel thrown, ultered, stained and raku fired stoneware pot (1985)

12"

 

Space Ship IV- C135
Space Ship IV- C135

Hand built, stained glazed inside and high fired (1987)

10" x 12"

 

Visible- C136
Visible- C136

Wheel thrown, altered glazed and high fired stoneware vessel (1985)

18" high

 

Midnight- C137
Midnight- C137

Wheel thrown, altered, glazed and high fired stoneware vessel (1985)

18" high

 

Interaction- C138
Interaction- C138

Hand built, inlaid, glazed and high fired stoneware plate (1988)

10" x 14"

 

C138
C138

Closer look at the detail

C138
C138

Closer look at the detail

Butterflies- C139
Butterflies- C139

Hand built inlaid, glazed and high fired stoneware plate (1988)

10" x 14"

139
139

Closer look at the detail

Full Moon- C140
Full Moon- C140

Wheel thrown, glazed and high fired stoneware pot (1987)

10" high

 

Reflection-  C141
Reflection- C141

Wheel thrown, glazed and high fired stoneware pot (1987)

10" high

 

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