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  • Loops Necklace - Bright Emerald [detail] by Crafts Council Maker Saloukee. Photo: GWFDesign

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 6 July 2018

Art fabricators, craft in a digital age and Dorset artisans

What happened
 
The new issue of landed Crafts featuring cover star Bill Amberg, ceramist Akiko Hirai, tapestry weaver Caron Penney and Stephen Knott on the tangled relationship between craft and time in our speeded-up digital age.  
 
Our six-month programme for new makers – Hothouse – is back in 2019 and looking for talented new makers. Could it be for you?
 
The Miniaturists at Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool, Making Everyday at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge and Lucie Rie at Erskine Hall and Coe in London are all now on.
 
Congratulations to all the New Designers winners including former Hothouse participant Majeda Clarke who also features in the new issue of Crafts.
 
The new Cultural Development Fund was launched with towns and cities able to bid up to £7 million. We’d love to support some craft bids so get in touch.
 
Our Crafts Council Maker of the Week is Saloukee who who explores her passion for jewellery design by integrating unconventional and found raw materials.
 
What was said
 
“Are fabricators the most important people in the art world?” The New York Times posed the question as they looked at the unsung heroes crafting many a famous artwork.
 
What was made
 
Glassware by Dorset-based Crafts Council makers Amanda Notarianni and Charlie Macpherson captured in a lovely series of photos by The Artisans in the Guardian.
 
What to look forward to
 
Woman’s Hour Craft Prize opens at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery tomorrow.
 
And finally
 
The Crafts Council is recruiting!  If you’re a curator, exhibitions co-ordinator and young people’s producer with a passion for craft come join us.

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