HAM follows the contented life of Rabbit – capturing his daily adventures, sporting escapades and social outings in silhouette form on a range of carefully crafted ceramics, wall art and paper goods.
Inside the Brand
HAM’s minimal aesthetic seeks to add a serious edge to its playful subject matter. Childhood nostalgia and a fascination with the everyday are key themes that continue to inform HAM’s growing range of animal motifs, all of which have been created by London-based designer Jo Ham and brought to life by talented makers in the UK
HAM is the brainchild of artist and illustrator Joanna Ham who graduated from The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University where she gained a degree in Fine Art with a specialism in anatomy.
She formed her eponymous studio in 2011 and has since exhibited with Liberty London, The Serena Morton Gallery, Designjunction, Topshop, Mother, Billy Name and Colette Paris. In addition she has created bespoke artwork for Eurostar, Marcus Wareing and Maggie’s Cancer Centres.
Joanna’s work seeks to celebrate the everyday. Informed by her studies and early career as a brand strategist, she has always been fascinated by popular culture and zeitgeist, in particular life’s simple pleasures and how we interact with one another through work and play.
Joanna founded HAM to further explore a series of animal motifs she had developed whilst at university – creating a world where the characters offer social commentary by immortalizing our daily rituals, likes and hobbies for all to enjoy.
HAM’s debut homeware collection of ceramics and fabrics celebrating the everyday adventures of Pig and Rabbit were first picked up by Liberty and have since been exhibited in London, New York and Paris, featured on the pages of international magazines and are now stocked by leading retailers including, Colette, Topshop, Conran, Pompidou and West Elm.
Aside from HAM, Jo is also a freelance visual artist. Using photograms and digital imaging she blurs the lines between drawing and photography, fashion and fine art. Recent commissions include artwork for Nike, The Berkeley Hotel and Eurostar. You can find out more at joannaham.com.