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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 15 September 2017

Sea silk, comedy craft, recreating playgrounds and LDF highlights

What happened

Form + Motion opened at Cheongju Craft Biennale looking at motion, from material incarnations of a maker’s journey to the physical gestures of craft.

A Liverpool street has been brought to life by clay through Assemble's unique regeneration project with locals. 

Yinka Ilori is recreating his childhood playground in a hotel for LDF. Crafts magazine got the lowdown.

A Curious Turn opened at Derby Museum and Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery opened at Yale Center for British Art.

Yes. Yes. A million times yes. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's new craft series The Handmade Project is coming soon.

Our Maker of the Week is Edmond Byrne whose show Metameric: Colour as Fiction opened at Flow Gallery. We talk to him here

What was said

“People, on the whole, don’t get textiles,” says Gary Kemp, musician, actor and textile collector on the allure of tapestry.

What was made

Woven sea silk by Chaira Vigo, the last person in the world who can harvest, dye and embroider the rare material.

What to look forward to

Our LDF hit list includes Future Heritage at Decorex, New Sanctuary Furnishings, Tropicana, A New Normal, Ceramics in the City, Design Frontiers + the V&A

And finally

The Loewe Craft Prize returns and they’re doing a global call for applications.