Meghan Markle calligraphy, folded ceramics, colourful Sèvres and Hull's 16,000 clay bricks
The Royal Family welcomes a creative into the fold as Meghan Markle was once a freelance calligrapher. She's all write by us then. Ahem.
The Caring Wood House won RIBA House of the Year. Chosen for its focus on craftsmanship, it is clad in thousands of locally sourced individually handmade peg clay tiles, each bearing the makers handprint.
The Michelangelo Foundation announced mega-exhibition Homo Faber will look at the plight of European craftsmanship in Venice next autumn.
What the Budget means for craft, new participation figures and what the creative economy actually means - all this and more in the November's Policy Brief.
What was made
16,000 clay bricks each created by a five year old in Hull as part of the City of Culture’s learning programme. Back by popular demand they’re now on show at the old Argos building on Market Place.
What was said
“Wood has a life force of its own, which it breathes into a piece through the hand of the artist-maker.” Gallerist Sarah Myerscough who is showing at FORM Miami next week and Collect 2018.
What to look forward to
Want to be involved in a brilliant fair at a brilliant venue working with a brilliant team? Well we’re looking for Collect 2018 volunteers.