Teenage creative kicks, Kim Yong Un in tapestry and hand crafted bird eggs
Design Miami/ Basel opened. We liked Raf Simons’ American quilt chairs, Southern Guild, Hostler Burrows, Carpenters Workshop + more.
The National Saturday Club Summer Show at Somerset House opened showing the exceptional creativity of 1,500 13-16 year olds who have attended free art classes.
The New York Times looked at how the fine art world is finally embracing clay.
To tie in with Refugee Week Crafts Council maker Esna Su’s When the Nest Falls opens at the Sarabande Foundation exploring ideas of protection and preservation through her woven pieces.
Maker of the Week Lara Scobie says over on Instagram “clay demands you understand it, you have to know it’s ways, but through this you build a deep and nourishing relationship.”
What was made
A tapestry of Kim Yong-un by Pat Taylor shows a younger and more mature version of the North Korean leader as part of Weaving New Worlds exhibition at William Morris Gallery.
What was said
“I'm still learning. You do, don't you? I'm only 75.” Peter Rowland who makes replica eggs, most recently for Artangel project Natural Selection.
What to look forward to
More chance to get your mitts on some craft at Cockpit Arts in Deptford and Worthing Artists Open House weekend in erm Worthing.
Opportunities for makers - National Trust, Jerwood, Top Drawer, Arts Thread Emerging Talents and Handmade Edinburgh.