Prosthetic pinkies, Shakespearean constellations and artistic mackems
The RSC unveiled For all time an installation of 2,000 hand-folded steel stars by Steven Follen to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary.
The government will debate whether to include expressive arts in the Ebacc following a petition signed by 100,000 people.
Our #ExportWeek fun fact is that the UK is the 5th biggest exporter of visual arts and crafts in the world according to this UNESCO report (page 146). Impressive huh?
What was said
“Is Sunderland about to have an artistic renaissance” the BBC looks at a city of makers as they bid for UK City of Culture 2021.
What was made
Extraordinary life-like prosthetic pinkies by Yukako Fukushima for former criminals in Japan.
What to look forward to
London Craft Week from the 3-7 May. We've pored over the programme to bring you our top picks.