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  • Image courtesy of Assemble and Matt Raw.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 15 December 2017

Tube station ceramics, travel ban rugs and British knitting traditions

What happened

A joyous addition to Seven Sisters Underground as Assemble and Matt Raw have covered an unloved part of the station with 1,500 ceramic tiles.

We said farewell and thanks for the memories (States of Play) to Hull and hello and congratulations to Coventry as they were named 2021 City of Culture.

Wallpaper* took a look through twenty millennia of ceramics.

Do you know a Fair Isle sweater from an Aran jumper, what a Gansey is, and where Jersey’s come from? The V&A looks at British knitting traditions.

As you know we want to put craft back in schools so we love this Michael Marriot project doing the same.

Our Maker of the Week is textile artist Michala Gyetvai who is exhibiting at the Take 6 at the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery. We talk to Michala here.

What was said

“Working with artists shows students that studying art can lead to a job. There’s definitely a misconception that art doesn’t get you jobs.” George Tarrant, a teacher on our Make Your Future programme Please donate so we can get craft in more classrooms.

What was made

36 rugs woven in Lahore and designed by contemporary artists, many from the countries on Trump's travel ban.

What to look forward to

Hey Clay! 2018 next March. Studios across the UK will give you the chance to unleash your inner potter. If you’d like to run an event we’d love to hear from you.

And finally

If you’re a maker please fill in our survey about training needs as we want you to help shape our 2018 offering.


Have a lovely festive season everyone – CCHQ will be back on the 5 January!