Friday, April 15, 2016

Kildare town Totem Poles project

A creative ceramics project carried out in Kildare with 30 local people will showcase its results in an exhibition in the town's Teach Dara, opening on Saturday 30 April.

Local ceramics artist Ania Necel Kruppa spent over 30 hours of hands-on clay workshops with the group, working on stoneware clay and glazing.

From that came three multi-coloured totems, inspired by the idea 'What Is Important to Me?' crafted by parents, grandparents, groups from Educate Together NS, Teach Dara and the Kildare Parish Centre.

The 'Totem Poles' exhibition opens at 11am and everybody is welcome to attend. The project was funded by Kildare Arts Service.

Ania is a Polish ceramic artist based in Kildare Town. She runs Arts & Crafts classes in Dublin, Kildare and Laois and has done Community Art Projects with Kildare County Council in 2015. She was awarded an ‘Artist In School’ grant from Laois Co. Council in 2015 and 2016.

She is also a tutor with KWETB working as a Community Education Facilitator and is involved in the after-school Club at Educate Together NS in Kildare Town where she encourages children to get involved in arts & crafts. Ania also designs and makes her own ceramic art.