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  • Flatweave Rug - Green Spectrum, Ptolemy Mann.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 25 March 2016

Origami bunnies, Mr Whippy ceramics, William Morris google doodles and the perfect cuppa

What happened
 
If you like your ceramics Mr Whippy style then head to NCCD where Anton Alvarez has installed a working ceramics factory.
 
Eagle eyes spotted that evil international arms dealer Richard Roper from BBC’s The Night Manager collects Felicity Aylieff ceramics
 
The ash tree is set for extinction. Listen to Rob Penn Wood’s impassioned praise of the ash tree in this Crafts Book Club podcast
 
English Heritage celebrated its first year as a charity and announced that it is to offer apprenticeships in heritage skills.
 
Google celebrated William Morris’s 152nd birthday with five lovely google doodle designs
 
Our Directory Maker of the Week is Ptolemy Mann who won Rug Design of the Year at the International Wool Carpet & Rug Awards with Green Spectrum
 
What was said
 
“The barriers built by 19th-century art historians - between fine and decorative art, high art and craft - have fallen down.” The Economist
 
What was made
 
Paper bunnies! Paper artist Mari Ono has shared this lovely origami how-to with Craft Club ahead of BBC Get Creative Day on 2 April. Post your creations with #bbcgetcreative!
 
What to look forward to
 
Three cracking CC shows - Space Craft at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, I AM HERE at the Civic in Barnsley and Inside Out at Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.
 
And finally
 
BBC’s iWonder went all scientific on the formula for the perfect brew. Our question is why haven’t they factored in the cup it’s drunk from?

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