11th & 12th June 2022

Art in Manufacturing: Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Hannah Leighton-Boyce‘s work ranges from site-specific and durational sculpture to drawing, sound, and installation. Ideas are drawn from historic and present-day narratives surrounding a place, personal experience, and process-led investigation.


Hannah began her residency with Darwen Terracotta in 2019, working through 2020 & 2021 and up to this time. The necessary extended nature of her placement has allowed the artist to explore a range of ideas and reflect on working in a factory at this moment; considering what it means to work slowly and with care in this context, and to reflect on being ‘unproductive’ in a highly productive setting.

The factory, a repeat Art in Manufacturing partner, is based in Blackburn and uses advanced technology combined with the precise hand-finishing of craftspeople to create elements of traditional terracotta restoration, bespoke architectural facades, abstract ceramic glazes and handcrafted faience tiles.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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