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About Hannah Rowan

Notions of the vessel, tactility, material transformation and permeability flow through Hannah Rowan’s Mater Collects series, which includes works on paper and hand-built ceramics. The series of works are inspired by vessels and aquatic life forms of bivalve molluscs and octopus tentacles. Hannah Rowan's work explores the slippery complexities of water that draws together a liquid relationship between the human body and geological and ecological systems. She uses a range of media including sculpture, installation, performance, video and sound to investigate the ephemerality and flux of materials that transmute into other forms. She is interested in exploring notions of bodies of water, vessels, animacy of matter and the temporal transformation of materials. She often works with water to catalyse transformation and visualize a continual state of becoming. Her work is informed by a Hydrofeminst perspective to understand all bodies of water as interconnected, aquatic entities weaving throughout her work suggest an intimacy and relationality across bodies of water.



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Mater Collects is an extension of Mater, a comissioning body and research platform exploring materials. Hannah Rowan was comissioned to write a text Mater in 2022. View it here.

A percentage of all Mater Collects sales will go towards the commissioning of exclusive and groundbreaking new texts for Mater. 

Hannah Rowan, Tentacle Candlestick 4

  • Black earthenware, glaze

    2022, 7.5 x 15 x 13cm, Unique

    Tentacular candlesticks hand sculptured with black earthenware clay. Referencing the external form of the tentacle, through which the cephalopod limb contains complex sensory experience and conceptions of touch. Moving between internal and external dimensions to form a tentacular candlestick.  


    Disclaimer: This candlestick is slightly an axis, when placing candle inside, wax base should be cut and shaped to fit it inside the holder so candle stands at a straight angle.


    Candles not included. Please take care when securing candles, this may require shaping and melting the base of the candle firmly in position.

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