CV

Person

Name: Eija Kristiina Pirttilahti os. Säämänen
Born: 1963
Family: spouse, children
Profession: artist-craftsman, entrepreneur

Curriculum Vitae

Eija Pirttilahti   
Keulantie 46
42850 Pohjaslahti, FINLAND
gsm 0400 1144 34
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Education

  • Business-to-business salesperson vocational qualification 2012
  • Specialist vocational qualification of a product developer 2011
  • Arts&Crafts Quality Label – training 2007-08
  • Specialist vocational qualification of an entrepreneur 2004
  • Marketing training/Souveniers 2002-2003
  • Felting courses tutored by i.a. Rutsuko Sataka, Beatrizz Schaaf-Giesser, Elina Saari, Tuula Nikulainen
  • Felt Project in Central Finland 1995-1997
  • Unconditional Quality – training or product development 1995
  • Artenet – Craftsman entrpreneurship training 1993-94
  • Course for Entrepreneurship 1989-90
  • SouthernWestern Finland Arts & Crafts college, diploma in textile arts & design 1989
  • Agricultural School in Tarvaala 1985
  • Home & Applied Arts Institute in Kuopio, product development/weaver 1984

Work experience

  • Entrepreneur from 1994 (Arte Angore/Sammallammas)
  • Tutoring of feltmaking i.a. Kankaanpää Institute from 2007
  • Tutoring of weaving and feltmaking in Autere Institute fom 1999
  • Tutoring of weaving and textile work in Joutsa vocation school 1989-90
  • Weaver in Camelus 1990-91

Acknowledgements

  • Creative Entrepreneur in Pirkanmaa 2010 (Association of Entrepreneurs of Pirkanmaa)
  • Skillful Entrepreneur of Pirkanmaa 2008 Crafts Association of Pirkanmaa)
  • Arts&Crafts Quality Label 2008

Memberships

  • Quild of Tampere from 2012
  • Crafts Association of Pirkanmaa from 2010
  • Association of Entrepreneurs of Pirkanmaa from 2008
  • Finnish Felt Association of Filtti from 1998

Private exhibitions

  • A Wolf's moment: Höyrygallery, Korpilahti 8.-30.3.2014
  • A Bear's time: Verkaranta, Tampere 11.10 – 3.11.2013
  • From the Forest: Gallery Ansa Puntalo, Sastamala 2012
  • From the Forest: Townhall of Mänttä-Vilppula 2012
  • Wedding Felts & wedding gifts, a circulating exhibition in the craft centers of Souther Karelia 2011
  • Wedding Felts & wedding gifts: TaitoShop Mänttä-Vilppula 2011
  • Sammallammas felt: Villa Roosa, Orimattila 2010
  • Sammallammas felt: TaitoShop Helsky, Helsinki 2010
  • Sammallammas felt: Gallery Ansa Puntalo, Sastamala 2009
  • The Glow of Felt: Viljamakasiini, Ruovesi 2008
  • Felted Friends: Rustoopuori TaitoShop, Seinäjoki, 2008
  • Shades of secrets and felted friends: Galleria Kaisla, Korpilahti, 2008
  • Sammallammas felt: Gallery Karaija, Inkoo 2008
  • Agiteted by Wool: Pikku Pietari shop, Kuopio 2207
  • Matrimony on felt – wedding on Wool: Kulttuurigallary, Pori 2006
  • Wed on Wool: Auvinen TaitoShop, Orivesi 2005

Filtin yhteisnäyttelyt

  • Bags, sacks & pouches 8.1. - 6.2.2015 - Taitokeskus Velma, Lahti
  • Bags, sacks & pouches 5.11. – 29.12.2014 - TaitoShop Maakari, Oulu
  • Bags, sacks & pouches 13.9. – 31.10.2014 - TaitoShop Savonlinna
  • Ceative Felt 30.6. – 3.8.2014 Jämsä 16th - Felt Summer exhibition
  • Footprints 30.1. – 8.3.2014 - TaitoShop Kuopio
  • Felt is Excellent! 10.10. – 9.11.2013 - TaitoShop Varkaus
  • Felt is Excellent! 5.9. – 5.10.2013 - TaitoShop Savonlinna
  • Harvest from the Mysterious Garden 1.9. – 6.10.2013 - Höyrygallery, Korpilahti
  • Felt is Excellent! 16.6. – 31.8.2013 - Arts&Crafts Center Kenkävero, Mikkeli
  • Mysterious Garden 1.7. – 4.8.2013 - Jämsän 15th Felt Summer exhibition
  • Felt is Excellent! 29.3. – 31.5.2013 - Felt in the factory, Ross-on-Wye UK
  • Felt is Excellent! 12.2. -16.3.2013 - TaitoShop Loftet, Vaasa
  • Filtti, Feltmakers best 22.2. – 28.3.2013 - Arts&Crafts Centre Verkaranta, Tampere
  • Felt is Excellent! 15.12.2012 -12.1.2013 - DHG/Dyeing House Gallery, Prato, Italy
  • RECreated 2.7. – 29.7.2012 - Jämsä 14th Felt Summer exhibition
  • Open – Closed 4.7. – 31.7.2011 - Jämsä 13th Felt Summer exhibition
  • Felt is Excellent! 15.10. – 31.12.2011 - Filtti exhibition in Bergen, Holland
  • Filtti interior felt exhibition 28.1. – 2.4. 2011 - TaitoShop Varkaus, Varkaus
  • Warmth of Wool 31.1. – 10.2. 2011 - University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
  • Secret of Wool 27.11. – 19.12.2010 - Gallery Villa Roosa, Orimattila
  • Filtti Felt Exhibition1.10. – 31.10.2010 - Coldharbour Mill, Devon UK
  • Filtti Felt Exhibition 13.8. – 26.9.2010 - Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, UK
  • Sunny Felts 4.7. – 1.8.2010 - Jämsä 12th Felt Summer Exhibition
  • ROOM 3.1. – 15.2.2010 Filtti Interior Felt Exhibition at the Arts & Crafts Center Verkaranta in Tampere
  • Winter Atmosphere 11 – 12/2009 - Gallery Villa Roosa, Orimattila
  • Possibilities of Felt 16.7.- 12.8.2009 Filtti exhibition at Gallery Kivipankki, Jämsä
  • Felt Roots 24.6.- 26.7.2009 Jämsä 11th Felt Summer Exhibition
  • Felt Gala 10.5. – 30.10.2009 Filtti exhibition at Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
  • Felt on Tracks 25.4. – 17.5.2009 Filti exhibiiton at Varikkogallery in Seinäjoki
  • Wrapped in Wool 1/2009 – 3/2009 Filtti exhibition at Taitoshop Savonlinna
  • Snow and Ice 11 – 12/2008 Gallery Villa Roosa, Orimattila
  • Above and Below 11/2008 Filtti exhibition and fashion show at Gallery Kivipankki, Jämsä
  • Portable 9/2008 Filtti exhibition at Gallery Koskenjalka, Juupajoki
  • On the Felt Journey 15.7. – 18.8.2008 International Felt Exhibition of Felt is Excellent! --project, Gallery Kivipankki, Jämsä
  • Felt Delivers 7/2008 Jämsä 10th Summer Felt exhibition
  • Presentable in Court 4 – 8.2008 Filtti exhibition at Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
  • Wool is shaping – the soul is singing 15.6. - 5.8.2007 Filtti exhibition at Lieksa Church, Lieksa
  • Whims 1.7. – 30.7.2007 Jämsä 9th Felt Summer exhibition huopakesä
  • Fine Felt 28.1. – 22.4.2007 Filtti exhibition at Arts & Crafts Center Kenkävero, Mikkeli
  • FiltATen/Felting 28.9.- 30.10.2006 Arts & Crafts Center Kaarakan talo, Seinäjoki
  • Tinges inFel t2.7. – 30.7.2006 Jämsä 8th Felt Summer exhibition
  • Filtti 15.7. – 26.8.2006 the Grace Barrand Design Centre, Nutfield, UK

Other exhibitions

  • Summer exhibitions at Arts&Crafts Centre Verkaranta, Tapere 2006 – 2012
  • Summer exhibitions in Perinnekylä, Virrat 2006 – 2012

Other Activities

  • Art route in Pirkanmaa from 2005 –

Works in public places

  • Jämsä: Paunu school
  • Jämsä: Main Library
  • Jämsä: Jämsek, Service Centre for Entrepreneurs
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