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  • Bread Basket, Nan Nan Liu, 2016. Silver. Part of Made For The Table at Hartley Gallery.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 10 November 2017

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize Triumph, embroidered capes and making in Middlesbrough

What happened

Phoebe Cummings triumphed with Triumph of the Immaterial as she scooped the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize. Listen to the her reaction

The Creative Industries Council surveyed MP’s and 90% said the creative industries are vital to UK economy.

The BBC launched a teacher survey about the creative arts as they continue to be side-lined in schools. Government if you’re reading please see above.

We’re enjoying Louise Gardiner’s Cape of Empowerment project on Instagram. Maxine Peake in a cape – what’s not to like?

Made For The Table opened at the Harley Gallery in Worksop and Handmade in Britain opened in London.

Crafts Council Directory Maker Hilary Mayo’s Topography of a Landscape is now on at the Groundwork Gallery in King’s Lynn.

What was said

"If anything’s possible, I end up doing nothing" Martin Smith talked to Crafts magazine about the need for boundaries ahead of his new show at Marsden Woo.

What was made

Furniture by New Boosbeck Industries in Middlesbrough - a social enterprise addressing unemployment through creativity modeled on a 1930s initiative.

What to look forward to

Conference klaxon - Craft Connecting Architecture at the Building Centre later this month and the Heritage Crafts conference next March.

And finally

Some great opportunities for makers – Real to Reel,  Penland Fellowship,  Cove Park Residencies,  Craft Biennale Scotland Open Call and Handmade Oxford

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