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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 4 August 2017

Picasso ceramics, irresistible clay and a sticky wicket for endangered crafts

What happened 

Picasso: Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection went on show at CoCA in York.

Directory maker success with Eleanor Lakelin receiving a UK Wood Award nomination and Kate Ward Sale winning an international bookbinders prize

The making of handmade cricket balls was included on The Heritage Craft Association’s Red List of endangered crafts 

Philip Eglin’s Unfinished Business at the Scottish Gallery and Excursion at Custom Lane both opened in Edinburgh and Anna Lambert opened at Craft Centre Leeds.

Camden Arts Centre and Freelands Foundation launched the new Lomax Ceramics Fellowship 

Woman’s Hour continued their profiling of Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalists  - listen to all of them so far here 

Our Crafts Council Maker of the Week is Jo Taylor who is currently showcased at Bluecoat Display Centre. We talk to Jo here 

What was said

“It is irresistible – this ancient material out of the earth” Clayground Collective talks to BBC Arts about the importance of working with clay at Hull 2017's National Play Day celebrations.

What was made

These brilliant letter sculptures by visitors to our Silo Studio workshop in Hull. We’ve two more workshops planned on 16 and 23 August

What to look forward to 

A lovely evening at the Jerwood Makers Open on 17 August courtesy of Crafts magazine. Drinks, chat and brilliant craft. Yes please. 

And finally 

Now that’s what we call a needle. We discovered the surreal and beautiful photography of Oleg Oprisco.