MADE by DESIGN – Exhibition during Kilkenny Arts Festival by the MADE in Kilkenny Collective

MADE in Kilkenny Collective presents

 “MADE by Design” – An exhibition of new work

Butler House, Patrick Street, Kilkenny City

The exhibition runs during the

Kilkenny Arts Festival:  7th – 16th of August 2015

Opening Reception: Friday 7th of August 5pm

Opening hours: 10am – 6pm daily

The Made by Design exhibition, running from 7th to the 16th of August in the Georgian setting of Butler House, will give you the chance to see imaginative and beautiful work by 22 skilled and well established craftspeople, all working in the city or county of Kilkenny. Few other exhibitions boast a display of so many different skilfully crafted materials, ranging from paper, wax and glass to precious metals, stone, clay.

Members of the MADE in Kilkenny Collective have designed and created unique pieces and ranges –  exquisite new works forming collections of inspirational `centre pieces` and corresponding smaller works.

The exhibition is a response to and celebration of the YEAR of IRISH DESIGN 2015 programme.

Every day during the exhibition there will be a craft artist present; happy to explain ideas, processes and give you an insight into the way they created and designed their works.

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Made in Kilkenny was formed in early 2009, and was set up to foster excellence in crafts in County Kilkenny, to encourage the growth of the professional craft industry and to promote the county as a shopping destination for authentic, local handmade craft in Ireland.

Workshops at KOZO Studio August – October 2015


12 SEPTEMBER (Saturday) 10.30am – 5pm – BEGINNERS

This workshop will teach 6 principal stitches and their variations – using wool, cotton/silk and metallic threads. Participants will be inspired by a range of techniques to realise various designs. Alexis has 15 years experience teaching crewelwork embroidery and is the guide behind the dynamics of the Ros Tapestry.

€ 70 for the full day – including all materials

10 OCTOBER (Saturday) 10.30am – 5pmADVANCED LEVEL Follow-on Course


13th September (Sunday)

3rd October (Saturday)

10.30am – 1.30pm HAND PAPER MAKING – Introduction to traditional and contemporary techniques of making beautiful handmade papers from pure plant fibres and a range of recycled materials.
2.30 – 5.30pm SILK FIBRE PAPERMAKING – A truly fascinating, contemporary technique for making `fabric-like`, colourful silk papers using raw silk fibres and fabric dyes. Easy to continue and set up at home, this process is ideal to create unique interior decorations and striking silk papers for artworks, embroidery, collages …etc.

Fees for each workshop: € 35
OR: € 65 for the full day – including all materials



22 August (Saturday)
11am – 5.30pm 
A full day programme introducing an ancient technique of fabric dyeing where hot wax is used as a resist.
Participants will learn all necessary basic techniques – and complete three small/medium batik pieces with up to 4 colours on cotton fabric and/or paper.
€ 70 for the full day, including all materials

PAPER ART and HAND PAPER MAKING – FOLLOW-ON ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE  Only for participants with previous experience.
20th September (Sunday)

10.30am – 5.30pm

Designed for participants who already work with paper/fibre based processes, this course offers assistance and guidance in areas of three dimensional, sculptural and installation based works, experimental processes of batik, paper dyeing and texturing. It also covers ideas for the preparation and use of plant based pulps (without added chemicals). Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas and questions into the workshop and invited to show and discuss previous works and projects. The day also includes a short slideshow presentation on examples of contemporary paper art and paper making.
Places are limited for 5 participants.
€ 80 for the full day, including all materials
GIFT VOUCHERS are available for the workshop of your choice!

BOOKINGS are confirmed with € 30 deposit paid in advance.*
Courses are run for small groups of participants only so please call to book early.
With any questions, for advice or check availability and for all BOOKINGS please contact TUNDE directly:

Tunde Toth – Artist, Arts Educator

* DEPOSITs are returned if the Studio has to cancel a workshop. Cancellations from participants may be accepted up to 1 week before the course date and deposits will be returned. In other cases participants may be offered rescheduled dates/options.

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