406: Felted Bowls, Platters & Dishes

The creation of felt is a playful and magical experience, yet requires only elementary equipment: wool fibres, water, soap, and a little elbow grease.

Join felt artist Martien van Zuilen and explore the sculptural qualities of felt. Using a simple yet innovative double-walled technique, you will create a hand-felted bowl, platter or dish uniquely designed and styled to your interest.

The focus of this class is on ‘quality in creativity’; give yourself a sound set of skills, play to your heart’s content and gain inspiration for future projects in 3-D felt.

Course Code: 406

Time: 9.30am – 4:45pm

Dates: Tuesday 4th Jan

Cost: $150

Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages: 14+

Renata Wright

Martien van Zuilen

Martien van Zuilen is a renowned felt artist and tutor living in Perth, WA. She exhibits her high-quality and distinctive felt art nationally and internationally. Since the late 1980s she has tought felt-making workshops at all levels of experience throughout Australia, in Europe and throughout the USA.

Martien runs the artisan dyeing studio Colourant Dyeworks, supplying hand-dyed fibres and fabrics to feltmakers and textile artists worldwide. She is the founder of the Victorian Feltmakers, the current editor of Felt (Australia’s national felting magazine) and the Convenor of Fibres West Inc.

Alongside her studio practice, it makes for a busy and creative life! Martien holds a PhD in Anthropology (2013) with a study on the significance of textile art practices in contemporary Australia. Her artwork is regularly included in international publications, including several books and numerous specialist arts magazines.