What do you like about your art?:

That there are so many stages to it, from mixing clay to pounding slabs, to glazing and firing, to marketing and installation.  I can do lots of different things and still know I'm making progress.


What do you like about your art?:
That there are so many stages to it, from mixing clay to pounding slabs, to glazing and firing, to marketing and installation.  I can do lots of different things and still know I'm making progress.

How did you get started?:
I took ceramics in college after playing in my mom's clay studio for years as a kid.  I thought it would be an easy A, and it wasn't at all, and then I was hooked.

Describe a memorable moment from your pursuit of art and/or any schooling:
I was driving back and forth to FHSU in Hays, taking a Graduate Ceramics class in 2004 and got caught in a huge blizzard between Salina and Newton.  It was the best, most scary and most emboldening thing ever, creeping along on the rumble strip, 'cause that was the only way I could know where I was.  It was also very nice to get home!  The way the snow was blowing still influences some of the shapes I work with now.

How long have you been doing this?
About 11 years

More about Hanna
Age: 32
TOWN: Newton for almost 10 years
Type of art you’re involved in: Clay sculpture and tile walls
Do you have a website? http://www.hannaeastin.com
Where are you showing?: She has upcoming shows opening Thursday at Karg Art Glass in Kechi and on Friday at Artworks in Wichita. She also has work on display at Pages Books and Coffee, 605 N. Main St. in Newton.