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CCHQ Weekly Round Up, 23 October 2015

Digital making, terrazzo floors and macramé mounts a comeback

What happened

Make:Shift:Do is on today and tomorrow and gives you chance to get your hands on some state-of-the-art digital machinery across the UK. Get involved people.  

Ceramic Art London announced that it’s moving to Central Saint Martins next April. Swish. 

The World of Charles and Ray Eames opened at the Barbican and for a glimpse of what to expect Creative Review took a look. 

For our readers Stateside (CCHQ is waving to you right now although you’re probably in bed) it’s your last chance to see David Bielander’s extraordinary pure gold jewellery that looks like cardboard at Ornamentum Gallery.   

We flippin’ knew this would happen - macramé is making a comeback! But if it’s as beautiful as this work by Himo Art we don’t mind one bit. 

Our Directory Maker of the Week is Nick James, a furniture maker whose creations are currently on show at the Northern Design Festival (which like MADE London is on right now and full of craft loveliness). 

What was said

“A truly remarkable and memorable installation, and an eloquent act of self-curation.” Curator Alun Graves on Sam Bakewell’s piece Imagination Dead Imagine which won the British Ceramics Biennial AWARD 2015. 

What was made

Textile and colour whizz Ptolemy Mann has teamed up with H furniture to create the elegant LOOM range.

Sigh .. skilful hands at Valentino couture.

What to look forward to 

Martino Gamper talking furniture at The Hepworth Wakefield this Saturday amidst a weekend of weaving, book-binding and chair caning workshops.

Seeing CCHQ throw some Northern Soul moves at The Potteries V&A Late next Friday (30th) in collaboration with the British Ceramics Biennial. 

And finally 

We’ve been lamenting the decline of the terrazzo floor after discovering this Flickr group dedicated to them. Bring ‘em back we say. 

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