Overview


The studies in the Leather Art speciality are comprised of two fields of activity – bookbinding and accessory design – that use different, but similar, materials and techniques. The first deals with traditional and contemporary bookbinding art and design, the structures of historical book bindings, artist’s books and replicable binding designs. The accessory projects deal with the design of bags and footwear, as well as gloves and headwear. The students participate in competitions, cooperate with businesses, and develop both their individual and teamwork skills within the framework of the various specialisations.
• The aim of the Department of Leather Art is to provide a modern, high-quality and internationally recognised education and, at the same time, to preserve traditional specialised knowhow.
• We respect the study process and offer a flexible and need-based curriculum, which will develop and take into account the students’ creativity, personality and individual preferences and wishes.
• This combination makes the speciality unique in the world, and provides broad-based knowledge about leather as a material, as well as the various fields of activity related to it.
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Mari Masso, shoes, 2015
Kirjatuvi, Helen Moon, 2014
Heavenly Bodies, Lauri Liinev, 2014
Käsitööking, Sini Tanninen, 2014_
Kingad, MA töö, Kärt Põldmann 2012
Marika Jylhä MA töö  Kuula+ Jylhä 2014_
35 Business casual, Indrek Pitk, 2014
Dante Alighieri. Põrgu. Paula Kivi, 2013