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  • Still from When I was a child, Elena Molina, 2016, featured in Real to Reel

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 13 April 2018

Willow inspired symphonies, ceramic furniture and experiencing stained glass in virtual reality

What happened

The parents of Sharuya, who has Downs Syndrome, were told he would not be able to live a normal life but he discovered pottery aged 19 and hasn't looked back.

Composer Helen Grimes’ new piece Woven Space premieres with the LSO at the Barbican next week and was inspired by the willow sculptures of Laura Ellen Bacon.

Samuel Barsky, he who photographs himself in front of famous landmarks with his handmade sweaters, gains further fame appearing in the New York Times

Ceramic furniture anyone? The Financial Times have a chat to Dutch designer Floris Wubben. Cold on the bum we think.

Our Maker of the Week is Tania Clarke Hall who can count Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith amongst her fans. We talk to Tania here 

What was said

“I don’t want to be the embroidery guy.” Palestinian artist Jordan Nassar whose work takes on identity, geography, and hummus.

What was made

Spiral shavings. Sound ordinary but this short film of Paul Sellers proves otherwise.

What to look forward to 

York Open Studios starts tomorrow so pop along to get your art and craft fix.  

And finally

If you download the free BBC Taster VR app (have a look here) you can have a rather fun time looking at some of London’s stained glass windows.