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  • Spinning Ring, Adam Paxon, 1998. Crafts Council Collection [J267]. Loaned V&A Dundee. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 14 September 2018

Sewing helping former Colombian fighters, X-rated ceramics + the struggle of east end manufacturing

What happened
 
The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize opened at the Rheged Centre in Penrith, Biology of Metal opened at the Japan House in London and Homo Faber opened in Venice.
 
Former Colombian guerrillas have turned to the sewing machines that once tailored their battle fatigues to make a living in reintegration camps.
 
The number of jobs in the UK creative industries has topped two million for the first time.
 
V&A Dundee opened to acclaim (and with loans from our Collection!) and Hauser & Wirth opened Make in Somerset.
 
Our Maker of the Week is Piccolpasso Handmade Tiles who will be demonstrating her tile-making skills at Stockbridge Town Hall in Hampshire this weekend.
 
What was said
 
"I think Hull used the City of Culture exactly as it should be used, to express what was original and vital about this wonderful city" as the city wins Best Arts Project in the National Lottery awards.
 
What was made
 
X-rated ceramics by Glasgow-based ceramist Urara Tsuchiya as she launches a new book. 
 
What to look forward to
 
A Burn Ceremony at Red House - all part of the creation of a new piece of furniture by Hugh Miller for the National Trust property in Bexleyheath.
 
And finally
 
BBC One’s Inside Out visited Blackhorse Lane Ateliers in Walthamstow to investigate why east London's artisan manufacturers are struggling to survive.

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