Monday, November 30, 2009

Workshops in 2010 and KOZO Gift Vouchers

Dear Everyone,
The Kozo Studio Workshop Programme will continue with weekend workshops and courses in the new year! 2 Papermaking Weekends and a Batik Workshop are organized for January - February 2010 and we are hoping to continue with Printmaking and Textile Art workshops coming up in March and April.
All courses will be held at Studio venues in Co. Kilkenny, for small groups of participants. We are hoping to make this programme more affordable for all and these new, lower prices still include all art materials, fibres, dyes, paints etc. you are going to use during the course.

Upcoming dates:
23 - 24 January (Sat – Sun)
27 – 28 February (Sat - Sun)
Saturday, 10.30am - 5pm: Hand Papermaking Techniques - using mixed pulps of recycled materials and natural plant fibres of cotton, abaca, esparto.
Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm: Silk Fibre Paper making - from various raw silk fibres (cocoon strippings, throwsters fibres, had-dyed silk tops etc..).
Fees: € 75 per full day workshop, including all art materials (fibres, dyes...etc) used and refreshments provided at the studio.
Or: € 135 for the full weekend (2 workshops)

Workshop on BATIK TECHNIQUES for beginners
6 February (Sat)
10am - 5pm
Fee: € 70 –
including all materials (fabric, natural bees wax, dyes etc.)

A Kozo workshop could make a great Christmas present for friends, family members or even for yourselves, so a new Kozo Gift Voucher is now released, it's available from € 20, and can be used for workshops, art materials supplied by Kozo Studio and for commissioned or purchased artworks by Tunde Toth, valid for 12 months.
Special extra: all gift voucher cards are accompanied by a Handmade Silk Fibre Christmas/Greeting Card, for no added cost - until 24th December.

For bookings and further info please contact me on
00353(0)87 2543362

Christmas Collection - Art and Craft event in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

I will be showing a selection of new paper art works, handmade paper cards, Christmas decorations and original mono prints at
The Christmas Collection - a new, upcoming exhibition and Christmas event in Thomastown.

The opening reception takes place on
Friday the 11th of December at 6 – 9pm
I hope you can join us!! There will be mulled wine, mince pies, live music...

11 artists and crafts people from the local area have come togeher to transform an empty shop premises into a festive location on the main street.
Showcasing their work they give you the opportunity to purchase unique, original and affordable handmade Christmas gifts:

Baskets by Heike Kahle

Paintings, etchings and prints by Amelia Peart, Kate Strain, Jackie Sheehan and Mairead Holohan

Paper art and handmade paper products by Tunde Toth

Japanese Woodblock print and painting by Debra Bowden

Jewellery by Jackie and Ed Keilthy

Paintings and mosaics from Castlerin Studios (Jen Castle)

Candles by Moth to a Flame

Handmade Chocolates, decorations, artist's cards, gift vouchers and more...

Come and join us for a glass of mulled wine and browse around!
The Christmas Collection is open 8th - 24th December, 10 am – 6pm daily, 10am – 9pm on Fridays on Market Street (formerly Tara Antiques), Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

'Land - Scripts' Exhibition - programme update! Artist's Talk, Workshops and Project!

'Land- Scripts' - the exhibition was officially opened last week by Cathaoirleach Michael O'Brien, Mary Butler Kilkenny County Arts Officer and by Mr Ferenc Jári the Ambassador for Hungary at No.76 John Street, Kilkenny Arts Office.

Many Thanks to all of you who have traveled for the opening despite the terrible weather conditions we had on the day!!

The following upcoming events are organized as part of the exhibition programme and my residency at no. 76 John Street - I hope you can come around and join us!

Illustrated talk on my participation and experience at the 20th IAPMA Congress in Tasmania earlier this year. (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists Congress)
Date and time: Friday November 6th at 1pm at no. 76 John Street.

Collage Project and Workshops on the 13th - 14th November (Friday – Saturday). This is an unusual combination of workshops and a community projects, involving small groups of participants being introduced to basic and experimental techniques of Hand Papermaking in a workshop setting in the actual exhibition space.
Some of the works created at these events by the public will then form a large collage piece that will become part of the 'Land – Scripts” exhibition. This collage will be ultimately formed and shaped collaboratively by the participants and the artist throughout the two days. You will also bring handmade paper pieces home with you!
Participant's fees: € 20 per workshop including all materials
€ 25 for Family Workshop
Collage installation process Saturday 14th, afternoon: free
Workshops times:
13th November (Friday): 10am – 1pm and 2 – 5pm
14th November (Saturday) Family Workshop: 10am – 1pm
Collage installation: 14th November (Saturday): 2 – 5pm
To book for any of the above events please call me on 087 254 3362 or e mail