Friday, April 16th, 2010 - Kietsu
Kietsu is a new project created by Australian artist and designer, Amber Ward. kietsustudios.com was launched this week as an online store and gallery providing sustainable & functional artworks.

The Kietsu collection for 2010 embodies Amber’s signature style, providing finely crafted products for everyday use. Currently in the studio, Kietsu is creating a new range of handmade floor rugs due to be released this May.

Kietsu is the culmination of the past decade of Amber’s research and development. It encompasses traditional textile arts, as well as the use of contemporary sustainable architectural products.

Having studied and worked for several years as ceramics studio assistant to Master of Australian Craft, Pippin Drysdale, followed by University design and visual arts studies, Amber has dedicated her practice to sustainability for past six years. Kietsu is working toward registering for GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) Certification this year.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The Australia Council’s ArtStart grant was launched in September 2009 to help kick start the careers of emerging Australian graduate artists. The project has also been assisted by project partner, Knight Collective.

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Kietsu is a new project created by Australian artist and designer, Amber Ward.

In the spirit of traditional Japanese aesthetics, Kietsu embraces the notion that beauty is experienced through use and use imbues memory over time. Kietsu provides finely crafted artisan products for everyday use.

kietsustudios.com was established as an online store to provide sustainable and functional artworks. There is also a gallery of selected exhibition and bespoke work.

The practice is interdisciplinary, in that it encompasses traditional textile arts, as well as the use of contemporary sustainable architectural products. Amber is experienced in art gallery installations and computer aided design for commissioned work.
Amber Ward
P: +61 424 224 083
W: www.kietsustudios.com

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