Hannah Elisabeth Jones is a researcher, educator and multidisciplinary artist-designer specialising in bio-based materials and organic colour. Hannah has an innovative approach to craft and textiles, blending an interest in natural materials with an ethical commitment to developing an ecologically sensitive practice and a strong visual aesthetic. Hannah’s work process is underpinned by an engagement with research across the arts, humanities and sciences.

Hannah was awarded a NWCDTP scholarship for her PhD Design at Manchester School of Art (2020-present) and awarded the Burberry Design Scholarship to study MA Textiles at the Royal College of Art (2018-2020). She graduated from the RCA with her final project ‘Lliw Lleol’ (Local Colour) – a comprehensive natural dye database, investigating colours obtained from locally foraged common plants and weeds. The database tracks seasonal changes in pigments throughout each month and maps the connection to specific geographies in Hannah’s home of North Wales.

Previously, Hannah graduated from BA Textiles in Practice at Manchester School of Art (2014-2017) where she invented BioMarble, which now holds a UK patent. BioMarble has a unique and intriguing surface pattern, but most importantly, its main ingredient is waste paper sourced from within Manchester School of Art. Geometric units are stitched together in an ombré colour formation using traditional patchwork techniques to form 3-dimensional tessellations.