Artist in Light II

Hannah Woodhouse's works of art explore sculptural form through lighting. In this exhibition she studies the shapes and textures of the natural world and the human form. Her lamps appear as enigmatic and majestic figures rising up to greet the viewer in a haunting fashion.

Woodhouse creates her highly animated lamps in bronze and plaster. The archaic technique of lost-wax casting is used to work the bronze into limited edition pieces. Monumental, silent and powerful, her plaster lamps and wall sconces are like over-size shells, pods and bones. The plaster is left white to emphasise its brittle, bone-like quality.

Shades are sculpted with real petals, lime slices, bark paper, wire and fabric. Like the lamp bases they reflect Woodhouse's exceptional sense of balance and grace.

Before moving into sculpture Woodhouse worked for fashion designers Valentino and John Galliano. She has lived in Italy and France and is influenced by the work of sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Woodhouse has a BA hons degree in French and Italian from Bristol University. In the early 1990's she learnt how to cast bronze and weld metal, doing specialist courses at The Henry Moore Foundation and Central St Martin's School of Art.

Woodhouse had a solo show at The Study in London in 1997 (Artist in Light 1). In 1998 she was invited to exhibit her work in Sotheby's Contemporary Decorative Arts exhibition. She now works in partnership with her husband William Denniston, from their home in Kennington, South West London.

1 March 2011

Entente Cordial



Last October we had a wonderful evening “vernissage”, as part of the Charente Maritime open studio season. It was an idyllic, balmy summer's evening, with wine and visitors flowing in equal measure into the courtyard of the 12th Century abbey behind the studio.  I was showing some simple pieces, as an introduction of my work in the village.  Everyone had a great evening,  with people finally able to see inside my studio and find out exactly what I do.  


This year we will do the open studio event on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2011. We will have an evening "do" again, but not sure yet if the Friday or Saturday night, times will be confirmed nearer the time.  

Anyone who lives here in Pont l'Abbé knows where my studio is (the old Creperie, by the Church) but for those who have never visited before, you can find us at:


L'Atelier, 3 Rue Maréchal Leclerc, 17250 Pont l'Abbé d'Arnoult, France - for anyone who might like to visit.


Call us nearer the time for more information +33 546936138 or mobile +44 7989 833407

1 February 2011

Art Wall Lights Exhibition

Art Wall Lights is an exciting new departure for Hannah. It marks the introduction of a new and bespoke service for interior designers and private clients, making custom made wall lights and appliques in plaster, bronze, rusted iron, leather and glass.

The Studio is situated in Vauxhall (nearest tube stations OVAL or STOCKWELL) or about 10 minutes cab ride from DECOREX in Chelsea.
Hannah is there every day from  9 am - 8 pm , Monday - Thursday  this week.

If you have problems trying to contact the Studio, please call the landline 0207 7356027 as the  orange coverage in the area has been disrupted this week.

If you cannot get through, JUST COME ALONG!

27 August 2010