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  • Frida [detail], Anita Quansah. Part of the Common Thread exhibition.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 31 August 2018

African inspired beading, Neil Armstrong's spacesuit and how creativity should be for all

What happened
 
The new issue of Crafts magazine landed and features Anni Albers at Tate Modern, maker-in-wood Eleanor Lakelin and ceramist Hitomi Hosono’s collaboration with Wedgwood.
 
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire have commissioned and acquired a large number of contemporary ceramics for Chatsworth House over the years – Glenn Adamson takes a look for Frieze magazine.

Congratulations to Irene Kernan who has just been announced as the new Director of Craft Scotland.

Education: We need to talk about art looks at how the UK’s museums and institutions are stepping into the breach following the mass depletion of arts education in schools.
 
We talked to Anita Quansah who makes vibrant beaded African inspired accessories and features in our new pop-up exhibition Common Thread.
 
Our Maker of the Week is woodcarver, automata and puppet maker Jan Zalud.
 
What was said

“Creativity should not be reserved for those who can afford it” founder of The Dots Pip Jamieson talks to BBC Breakfast.  

What was made
 
Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit (ahem ..back in 1969) but the one of the plastics used in it is deteriorating so the NY Times look at how museum conservators are racing to figure out how to preserve modern artworks.
 
What to look forward to
 
Craft Club is heading to the Godiva Festival in Coventry tomorrow so come and join us getting all carnival crafty.
 
And finally
 
The Guardian asked a range of creative people what gets their minds whirring. As author Ben Okri put it …We don’t need to learn to be creative. We need to unlearn not being creative.

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