Hannah was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Slippery Rock University, she was employed at the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology for four years. Working at a non-profit art center, Hannah found a passion for building relationships with students that starts with art but extends beyond the confines of an art studio. The process of exposing students to new techniques forms a full circle experience of who inspires whom and is a driving force in her creative process. She hopes to continue building these symbiotic relationships at the Armory Art Center as an artist in residence. By using the intimacy of clay and the slow meticulous process of handbuilding, she is free to find focus and mental clarity to transform disorganized and chaotic thoughts into cohesion. Ranging from unfired sculpture to functional pottery, Hannah utilizes the intimacy of clay as a coping mechanism.