Saturday, 30 October 2010

Art - Felt making workshop with Given Nkuna

Given Nkuna, award winning felt artist, founder of Le2 Designs, ran a 1-month felt making workshop in September 2010.

The workshop took place in Hamburg, in the Art Project’s felt making studio, where Given taught 15 women – all member of the Keiskamma Art Project, from the local Xhosa community.
Some students were beginners, some were semi-experienced felters.

During this workshop, Given Nkuna developed a range of products and colours together with the students.

He also identified a chore team which would be able to make felt making their permanent activity at the Art Project.

Out of the 15 students, 5 were selected for the following qualities: being creative, mastering the technique, being focussed and being organized.

The selected students agreed to work as a team at producing felt products.
After the workshop ended, they had a week test from the 4th to the 8th of October to evaluate themselves regarding their team work.

The 10 remaining students will be employed at felt making for big orders under the supervision of the 5 selected felt makers.

Click here to view the catalogue of felt products.

This workshop was made possible thanks to a grant from the Anglo-American Chairman’s Fund.