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  • Floating Garden, porcelain and glass,¬†Vezzini and Chen. Image courtesy of Somerset Art Works

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 29 September 2017

A landscape of objects, tropical paradises and the fifth Crafts book club

What happened

The British Ceramics Biennial opened in Stoke on Trent and is celebrating all things clay, with exhibitions, installations and hands-on activities over the next five weeks.

A dash of pink, tropical paradises, and the return of the ruffle were all spotted at in the spring/summer collections at London Fashion Week.

Our Directory maker of the week is Karolina Baines Jewellery who is taking part in Goldsmiths' Fair Week Two from 3 - 8 October. We talk to Karolina here.

What was said

“The UK’s Creative Industries are an economic powerhouse and the government is committed to removing the barriers to its growth” said Culture Secretary Karen Bradley about the findings within the Independent Review of the Creative Industries by Peter Bazalgette.

What was made

Beautiful objects in a sculpture trail by six artists in A Landscape of Objects were set within the landscape of Forde Abbey in Somerset.

What to look forward to

Crafts magazine will be holding their fifth Crafts Book Club with one of the UK's leading ceramists Alison Britton to talk about Seeing Things: Collected Writing on Art, Craft and Design on 5 October at Moroso on Exmouth Market.

Collect will return in February with exhibitors and artists being announced next month. Get your early saver tickets now from £16!

And finally

Frieze Masters features more than 130 leading modern and historical galleries from around the world will return on 5 Oct showcasing art and craft from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century.