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  • Common Ray Blue [detail], Sabine Lintzen. Image courtesy of Vessel Gallery.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 12 January 2018

Extraordinary props, the Usain Bolt of knitting and gentle activism through stitch

What happened

Hello 2018. Hello new Crafts. Sara Radstone’s inspirations, the movers and shakers at Collect 2018 and new glass star Jahday Ford.

That bellweather of good taste Liberty launched #LibertyOpenCall 2018 to find new white hot craft talent through Instagram.

Inspired by Virginia's Woolf's A Room of One's Own - furniture maker Sarah Marriage has founded A Workshop of Our Own for women in Baltimore.

Edinburgh-based Ginger Twist was hailed as the Usain Bolt of knitting following her TV debut.

From feminist art to biomorphic forms - we pick our six makers to keep an eye on in 2018  

Our Maker of the Week is Jo Pond, whose exhibition Rationed opened at Vittoria Street Gallery in Birmingham this week. We talk to Jo here

What was said

"We look for people with a passion for making. They’re the people who in a meeting will be making a little paper horse, or a man out of Blu Tack.” a glimpse inside the RSC's props department

What was made

How to be a Craftivist - Sarah Corbett’s new book which Tanya Harrod looks at in the current Crafts, “at desperate moments needle and thread can still offer agency and a record”.

What to look forward to

Get Creative 2018 from 17-25 March. If you are able to run a free creative participation workshop for the public we’d love you to get involved. And if you work with clay – it could be a Hey Clay! Event.

And finally

Some opportunities for makers - West Dean Arts and Crafts Festival / Maker Faire / Toyama International Glass Exhibition / One Year On  / Handmade at Kew / Cockpit Arts Awards / Crafts Council workshops / European Prize for Applied Arts