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  • Giuseppe, Anna Ray. Photo: Todd White. Anna Ray is part of British Craft: The Miami Edit 2017.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 1 December 2017

Meghan Markle calligraphy, folded ceramics, colourful Sèvres and Hull's 16,000 clay bricks

What happened

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.

Two great exhibitions in Paris as Sèvres and the Pompidou Centre team up to present L’Experiénce de la couleur and Simone Pheulpin retrospective Within the Folds opens at Chapelle Expiatoire.

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.

Our Directory Maker of the Week is Archana Pathak whose textiles are at the Selvedge Fair tomorrow. We talk to Archana about how memory, place and identity influence her work.

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

 British Craft: The Miami Edit opens next week at FORM Miami. Hear more from makers Lauren Nauman, Ashraf Hanna, Sue Paraskeva and Phoebe Cummings.

And finally

 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.