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  • Chiharu Shiota, Beyond Time, 2018. Photo: Haarkon.co.uk

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 6 April 2018

Woven medical devices in Bolivia, dance and raw clay, and a web of white yarn in a chapel

What happened

BBC Four series Make! Craft Britain came to a close and we’re still thinking about how we get our hands on one of baker Ian’s silver croissants from episode two.

Congratulations to all the winners at the Heritage Crafts Awards particularly basket maker Hilary Burns who was named Maker of the Year.

Dancer and choreographer Siobhan Davies talked to Clare Twomey about the Is it Madness. It is Beauty commission that featured hundreds of unfired pots and explored the futility of human action.

Chiharu Shiota’s Beyond Time opened at The Chapel in Yorkshire Sculpture Park - a web of white threads woven from 2,000 balls of wool (read an interview with Shiota in the current Crafts)

Our Maker of the Week is Vanessa Hogge who is currently preparing for a solo show in the south of France. We talk to Vanessa here.

What was made

Devices that can help repair heart defects made by Bolivian women using indigenous Aymara weaving patterns.

What was said

“He had a grander plan than his rivals. This involved what was essentially a catalogue – a pattern book that was the most ambitious of its kind.” Hugh Pearman in the latest Crafts magazine on furniture maker Thomas Chippendale.

What to look forward to

How to Build a Goldsmith at The Goldsmiths’ Centre featuring Crafts Council Collection pieces from craft big guns including Hans Stofer, Simone ten Hompel, David Watkins and Laura Potter.

And finally

Tickets for Real to Reel at Picturehouse Central on 8,9 and 10 May are selling like hot cakes. Now hot cake doesn’t appeal to us but an evening of craft films most certainly does.

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