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  • Studio Drift. Photo: Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York. Gert Jan / Van Rooij

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 27 July 2018

Digital leather, 'prescribing' of arts and gravitating concrete

What happened
 
Wobbly lip time as The Big Life Fix returned. CC Trustee Zoe Laughlin found a way for a man who is allergic to sunlight to go outside for the first time in 25 years.
 
Current Crafts cover star Bill Amberg has teamed up with designers including Tom Dixon and Faye Toogood to launch a range of digitally printed leather.

Hothouse Selected does exactly what it says on the tin – an exhibition of former Hothousers at the New Ashgate Gallery (could you be on Hothouse 2019?)
 
Design duo NEON, Mark Nixon and Viliina Koivisto, take over as Designers in Residence at the National Centre for Craft and Design.
 
Our Maker of the Week is Clare Pentlow who likes to layer different papers to create shadows and reflections that create an overall hypnotic effect. 
 
What was said
 
I decided to offer a class called ‘The Mathematics of Knitting’ at my institution, Carthage College. Mathematics professor Sara Jensen on teaching maths
 
What was made
 
Drifter, a gravitating concrete looking block hovering over the heads of visitors to Studio Drifts' Coded Nature exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum. Crafts investigated.
 
What to look forward to

The use of ‘social prescribing’ as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has backed a £4.5 million scheme to 'prescribe the arts'.

And finally
 
They’ve only gone and done it again. Crafts pull together all the best craft shops and galleries in the UK for your delectation.

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