Nordic Fishskin craftsmanship workshop
Workshop in collaboration with Atlantic Leather at the Icelandic Textile Centre with the participation of students from Iceland University of Art, Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Boras University, Aalto University and C St Martins College of Art. Made possible thanks to the generous funding from THE NORDIC CULTURE FUND. OPSTART. SOCIETY OF DYERS AND COLORISTS. Tutors: Lotta Rhame Swedish traditional fish skin tanner. Elisa Palomino CSM BA Fashion Print pathway leader.
The Nordic fish skin leather tradition will be preserved and developed in a new Nordic network of skilled craftsmen and Fashion Higher Education students. The first step has been taken in Iceland in March 2018. The network has arranged a Nordic Fish leather craft workshop at the Icelandic tannery Atlantic Leather, who has been turning fish skin into highly sustainable leather since 1994. Their production of fish skin leather is based on taking waste from the food industry. Students were able to interact with the fish leather production and fish skin craftsmen which have shared their know-how. The long perspective for the network will be the knowledge exchange and to build and develop a professional and cultural network on Fish Leather craft innovation. The target groups are Nordic professional fish skin craftsmen and Fashion students from top Nordic Universities in Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and UK.