Masterclass with Claudio Varone and Anneke Copier (Felt for Architecture)
Feltmakers Ireland is delighted to host a Masterclass in September with interior architects and felt designers Claudio Varone and Anneke Copier in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. We will make three-dimensional felt and will be taught a range of techniques used in Claudio and Anneke’s own creations.
The workshop lasts 3 days 15th to 17th September.
The first day is dedicated to learning the techniques. Participants will making samples to practice using the techniques.
The second day will be spent making your own design. Taking your own ideas together with the help of photos, you will be asked to design your own three-dimensional felt panel.
The third day is dedicated to building and felting your creation. The final work will be about 60×60 cm in size.
Knowledge of basic felt techniques is required for this Masterclass.
Felt for Architecture Exhibition
Feltmakers Ireland will host an exhibition with Felt for Architecture, interior architects and felt artists, Claudio Varone and Anneke Copier at The Cowshed Theatre, Farmleigh from 14th to 17th September alongside the Masterclass.
Felt for Architecture is a collection of carpets and three-dimensional wall hangings in wool felt, designed to dress spaces, walls, floors, to evoke, to protect and to tell a story. Their colours and shapes originate mainly from the contemplation of landscapes. All pieces are unique, created in wool, sometimes combined with cotton, silk and other natural fibres, and are made using traditional techniques adapted to obtain abstract and minimalistic three-dimensional shapes. The intention is to introduce the art of felt within spaces, with all its tactile visual and acoustic features, and with the overwhelming power, magic and sacredness of life.
The exhibition of their work, alongside selected work of Feltmakers Ireland members, will open at 6.30pm on Thursday 14th September. Anneke and Claudio will give a talk about their work and a small reception will follow. Registration is essential to attend the talk and opening. To register contact email@example.com
The Exhibition and Masterclass and has been made possible through Network Funding support from the the Design and Crafts Council Ireland
Feltmakers Ireland also acknowledge the generous support of the OPW and Farmleigh House www.farmleigh.ie/
About the Artists
Italian architect and artist Claudio Varone started Felt for Architecture in 2003. The project stemmed from Claudio’s ambition to conjugate art, craft and architecture. In 2006 he started working with Dutch felt artist Anneke Copier.