Hannah Haworth lives and works in the Catskill mountains of New York. Her work is influenced by indigenous culture + craft and the connection there with the natural world. She is interested in the ritual and repetition of painstakingly long processes.
Hannah and her family moved to the Philippines from their native Scotland when she was 3 years old, they lived and worked with the indigenous Mangyan people of Mindoro providing primary health care and social work for 10 years. Much of Hannah's recent work is collaborative with some of the Mangyan women that she grew up with, utilizing traditional processes and materials from the region.
Following her emigration to the US in 2009, Hannah worked for a number of community focused non-profits in New York and New Mexico before spending several years at high end furniture company BDDW. In 2015, Hannah founded Handa (which translates as 'ready') with the goal to provide a culturally responsible livelihood for the Mangyan women she grew up with.