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Campus Grown

Campus Grown

University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-6741

About the Artist

For artisan Barry Hanna, woodturning and UC Davis are in his blood!  His parents were both UC Davis employees; his mother, Myrna Hanna, was a secretary for the Botany Department and his father, George Hanna, was a professor in the department of agricultural engineering. 

Just after World War II, Barry’s father built his own woodworking shop where Barry originally gained first-hand knowledge of the craft.  In addition to this rare apprenticeship, Barry, a lifelong Davis resident, further honed his woodturning skills taking classes at UC Davis Craft Center.  

Barry Hanna at his wood shopArtist Barry Hanna at his wood shop in Davis