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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 13 October 2017

Knitting car parts, studios in the capital, clay school and a bee brooch for Manchester

What happened

Great Northern Craft Fair started and the Telegraph interviewed Julia Rushworth who took up glass making after a career in the NHS.

We welcomed the news that the Mayor of London has commissioned a survey into artist’s work spaces in the capital. 

British Ceramics Biennial launched CLAY school which wants to have every child in Stoke-on-Trent working with clay by 2021. Whoot to that. 

Japan's top knitting manufacturer is to start making car parts using machines that knit Prada sweaters

Our Maker of the Week is Esna Su who recently won the h.Club 100 Award for Art, Design and Craft. We talk to her here.

What was said 

"His sculptures glow with fierce energy, like chunks ripped from the earth’s core" Glenn Adamson on Tom Joyce in his new column for Crafts magazine 

What was made

A bee brooch by jewellery maverick Ted Noten in collaboration with Manchester College students for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

What to look forward to 

Our next raft of talent development workshops and we asked Tatty Devine, Keith Brymer Jones, Margo Selby their advice for budding makers 

And finally

Some ace maker opportunities - Loewe Craft Prize, UK Artist at Penland, Real to Reel film festival and Cambridge Museums are looking for a Digital Maker in Residence