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  • Pomanders of a Synaesthete, Anna Brimley

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 25 September 2015

Silverware with smells, inspiring makers of the future and the soul of timber 

What happened

We launched Inside Out at Platform Gallery - furniture from over four decades of the Crafts Council Collection. A must for furniture buffs.

In the mood for launching things we also launched our involvement with Inspiring the Future. We want to inspire the next generation of makers and craft professionals and we need your help.

Goldsmiths' Fair opened and it's a feast of jewellery and metalsmithing of the highest order. CCHQ came away with a lighter purse. 

We announced that we’re going to Design Miami and Basel – wanna come?

London Design Festival started and you’ve just three days left to see some barnstorming craft and design. Our picks.

What Next? made the rallying cry that the arts make Britain great and we need to keep current  funding levels. We wholeheartedly agree which is why we’re backing #Arts4Britain

Our Directory Maker of the Week is Anna Brimley who recently gifted Pomanders of a Synaesthete to our Handling Collection. The synaesthetic silversmith talks to Katie Treggiden about the effect her neurological condition has on her work.

What was said

“The UK government doesn't value the role of creativity" Barber Osgerby, new winners of the London Design Medal (well done lads), on the topic of creative education.

“As a designer I greatly enjoy working with timber. Unlike synthetic materials... it has soul” Robin Day, whose furniture is currently on show as part of Works in Wood at the V&A.

What was made

Bowls by 120 youngsters which will be displayed at the British Ceramics Biennial before they take them home. It’s part of a campaign to get all Stoke-on-Trent schools to champion ceramic plates at lunchtimes. Excellent idea we say.

What to look forward to

Build Your Own opens at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery on 3 October exploring new ways of working, sharing and collaborating

And finally

Who knew things would get so heated over a crocheted mural?

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