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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 12 October 2018

Bauhaus weaving, afro-futurist furniture and London's influential designers


What happened

Congrats to those who made it on to the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000: London's most influential people in design including Daniel Charny, Yinka Ilori, Sebastian Conran and Franklin Till.

We discovered the jaw-dropping work of Lilla Tabasso. Lampworking skills in Italy are alive and kicking.

The British Ceramics Biennale returns in 2019 and is celebrating its tenth anniversary so they’re upping the prize money for AWARD to £10,000! Apply today

We hate to mention the B word but we’ve just gathered a short update on what Brexit might mean for makers  

Our Crafts Council Maker of the Week is Julian Stocks who created a 700sq metre enamelled glass architectural façade for Sensor City in Liverpool.

What was said

“The materials and structures a weaver chooses can be read as commentary on the place and moment in which they are living.” Francesca Capone on Anni Albers, one of seven makers Crafts magazine asked about the legendary weaver.

What was made

Afro Futurist furniture by new graduate Mac Collins – find out what inspires him in our latest What’s Your Craft film

What to look forward to

There's a free screening of the lovely film The Chair Maker: Lawrence Neal at the Art Workers Guild on 16 October. Book here

And finally

Did we say .. we’re looking for a new Creative Director to join the Crafts Council and play a vital role in shaping the future of craft in the UK.

CCHQ is going on holiday somewhere tropical so no emails for a few weeks. You’ll cope right?