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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 16 June 2017

London Fashion Week highlights, butterfly trainers and guitars made with whiskey barrel wood

What happened
London Fashion Week Men’s was back in town with a range of home-grown and international designers showcasing their SS18 collections.
Craftivism returned to the Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool showcasing a number of artists who have used craft to inspire others. The exhibition was inspired by the outreach work of Bluecoat Display Centre in local hospitals and with social care groups.

67 York Street gallery opened in London, curated by Utopia & Utility. The gallery will have a different craft and design brand taking over each week.

Artist Carson Davis Brown created quilts inspired by everyday supermarket goods to express his views on capitalism.

Eight guitars made with Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel wood have now gone on sale. These guitars were also previously made for Ed Sheeran and Eric Clapton.

Our Directory Maker of the Week is Paul Wearing Ceramics who is currently exhibiting at The Albany Gallery, Cardiff. We talk to Paul here.

What was said
‘Dream the big dream and go for it’. Silversmith Ndidi Ekubia gives us her top tips ahead of her panel discussion about working with galleries next week at Flourish.
What was made

Pascal Anson opened up his home and studio for us, AJ Odudu, and Off Road, to craft these playful butterfly trainers. Our film will be coming soon. You will also be able to see more by Pascal Anson in our exhibition States of Play at Hull UK City of Culture from 7 July.

What to look forward to

Meet lots of makers and see what goes behind their work at the Cockpit Arts Open Studios in Deptford this weekend.

And finally

We're looking for makers who want to inspire future generations through our Make Your Future programme.