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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 20 April 2018

The rise of ceramics, V&A residencies and puppets (on no strings)

What happened

World's best teacher Andria Zafirakou warned that if children stop studying the arts it could have catastrophic consequences for students’ mental health and physical safety. 

The V&A opened applications for new residents including a ceramics residency (deadline 4 June) and fashion and textile residency (deadline 6 June).

Make More is a new festival for makers and doers in Victoria Park, London from 23 - 27 August.

Congrats to all the Creative and Cultural Award winners including Ella McIntosh who received the Craft & Jewellery Skills Award from our very own Nicky Dewar. 

The Guardian reported on the smashing rise of ceramics. Great news but courses are closing. And fast. CC Director Rosy Greenlees explores in the next issue of Crafts.

Crafts Council Maker of the Week is Philip Wilks whose current work is mainly in porcelain, hand thrown and assembled.  We talk to Philip here.

What was said 

“We see so much online two-dimensional imagery, and craft is a three-dimensional antidote to that." J W Anderson, founder of the LOEWE Craft Prize.

What was made

Puppets by the renowned Mackinnon & Saunders studio.  Read more here or come along to a very special evening with Ian Mackinnon on 10 May at Real to Reel. 

What to look forward to 

The next issue of Crafts with their first ever Power List. Who’ll be on it? All will be revealed soon. 

And finally 

We’re calling for applications for Collect Open. A great opportunity to be part of one the world’s leading craft fairs in 2019. 

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