What is Craftlink – Introduction to the Project
Offaly Local Development Company and Westmeath Community Development have developed an enterprise craft training programme in partnership with Finnish Craft Producers. This is an Innovative Programme which provides craft makers in both Countries with opportunities to develop new techniques and skills and look at the use of different materials to adapt their current offerings of products or to create new products. It also examines retail opportunities in Finland and Ireland.
The Creative Design Process of Commercial Craft
These webinars introduced commercial design, manufacture and production of handicraft products in to a DIY-package with materials and instructions for self-made crafts from Finland. The lecturers are designer Mari Isopahkala, handicraft entrepreneur Jaana Öljymäki and Taito Keskip-Pohjanmaa and are delivered as part of a Craft co-operation project with Offaly Local Development Company and Westmeath Community Development Company in partnership with Finland Leader companies: Rieska-Leader and Keskipiste Leader . This training is part of an Innovative Programme which provides craft makers in both Countries with opportunities to develop new techniques and skills and look at the use of different materials to adapt their current offerings of products or to create new products. CLICK title below to watch the Creative design process of commercial craft ( Day 1) Webinar – The creative design process of commercial craft WEBINAR PROGRAM: · How my products are born – Award-winning designer Mari Isopahkala http://www.mariisopahkala.com/ · The treasures of the forest – Craftsman, birch bark, Jaana Öljymäki, https://www.designjaanao.fi/ · Summary Taito Keski-Pohjanmaa, handicraft instructor Marika Saarela Click title text below to watch The Creative Design process of commercial craft Webinar – The creative design process of commercial craft, day 2 -link WEBINAR PROGRAM: Taito Keski-Pohjanmaa DIY packages, design process, instructions, packaging and productisation – Elisa Saukko and Marika Saarela https://taitokeskipohjanmaa.fi/verkkokauppa/Craft demonstration, step-by-step preparation of the Päre mood light according to the instructions in the DIY kit. – Elisa Saukko and Marika Saarela .Summary, end of the […]
Winterfest Mullingar 2019
Offaly /Westmeath /Finnish Craft Pavilion showcased their crafts at WINTERFEST Mullingar 2019. This was the first in a series of training, development and exhibition opportunities for Westmeath and Offaly Craft makers. This unique experience provided an opportunity for shared learning between craft producers. The event focused on traditional Irish and Finnish craft demonstrations and how the sharing of skills and heritage can impact on creative inspiration in the craft sector.