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CCHQ Weekly Round-up 30 October 2015

A printmaking scrum, textile alchemy and papercut landmarks

What happened

CCHQ cheered the arrival of the new issue of Crafts magazine featuring potter Edmund de Waal, crochet crusader Joana Vasconcelos, designer Martino Gamper and whisper it… a Christmas gift guide. 

A 33-metre long linocut created by 1,000 participants from around the world and printed with the help of some burly rugby players looks set to enter the Guinness Book of Records.  

The Kiln Rooms were on The One Show ahead of the Great Pottery Throw Down starting next week. They were joined by Priscilla Presley who is no stranger to the potter’s wheel.

The White Show opened at Flow. We feel calm just looking at this.  

Textile alchemist The Unseen launched a new colour-changing range at Selfridges but the technology is far more than a style thing as it’s being used to revolutionise healthcare through the studio’s work with the NHS.

Directory Maker of the Week is Zoe Robertson who has been selected for the European Prize for Applied Arts in Mons, Belgium, which is on show in the unusual setting of an old abattoir until 10 January 2016. 

What was said 

“Scottish cities manage to have vibrant cultural scenes paired with a down-to-earth ethos, giving a good grounding for a creative career.” jeweller Lynne Maclachlan 

What was made

An ash tree to spoon in 62 seconds (with the help of time-lapse) courtesy of the Today programme. 

Some charming papercut landmarks thanks to Rich McCor. 

What to look forward to 

Our new jewellery show I AM HERE opening at the RCA with 98 pieces of extraordinary jewellery from the last forty years. This dude is just the tip of the iceberg. Ahem.   

SOFA Chicago taking place from 5 to 8 November and Directory makers Melanie Muir , Kelly Munro and Jonathan Boyd will be there with Craft Scotland

And finally

Some lovely opportunities for the makers amongst you  –   International Showcasing / John Makepeace Prize for Innovation /  One Year On /  Carter Preston Prize / Cove Park Craft Residencies / Contemporary Craft Festival / V&A Finnish ceramics residency  
 

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