My work is a blend of delicate art and the functional object. I am continaully exploring the duality of the material. Historically, porcelain has been used as a material for the functional object, more contemporary artists and artisans have begun to use the medium for conceptual self expression. I choose both.
I work solely in pure white English porcelain because it is the clay that I understand best and feel most connected to. At times it is unforgiving but it's qualities of pure whiteness, fragility, strength and translucency are, for me, hypnotizing. The porcelain draws me in and is a continual exercise in thought, awareness, and presence.
Hannun’s works are exhibited at The Gardiner Museum Shop, The Aga Khan Museum Shop and The Canadian Contemporary Craft Shop at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Shane Norrie Gallery in Stratford, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, the Burlington Art Centre in Burlington and the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Hannun is a graduate of Sheridan College’s renowned Craft & Design School of Ceramics and is currently the City of Markham Museum Pottery Studio Instructor and Technician and Studio assistant at Sistering's Inspirations Studio in Toronto.