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  • Plush Vegetables Supermarket Installation, Lucy Sparrow. Image courtesy of Dezeen.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 17 August 2018

Charles Rennie Mackintosh craftsmanship, felt supermarkets and plastic footie kits

What happened

The shortlist for the h 100 Awards was announced. Half of the art, design and craft shortlist are craft makers. Hurrah to that.

The BBC followed the restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Willow Tea Rooms and the craftsmanship that went into it - including ladderback chairs by Crafts Council maker Angus Ross.

Artist Lucy Sparrow has opened Sparrow Mart, a shop filled with 31,000 hand felted items, in downtown Los Angeles.

Twenty-four sheds go head to head for the coveted title of Shed of the Year 2018. The shortlist includes a floating shed, a converted taxi, a war-era bar and a Viking Bauhutte.

Our Maker of the Week is Adrian McCurdy who is exhibiting in 'Look At The Wood And See The Trees' at Gallery TEN Edinburgh until 1 September.

What was said

“In 1981 she revolutionised the field, shocking many studio potter colleagues” Tanya Harrod pays tribute to leading ceramist Janice Tchalenko who has died aged 76.

What was made

A new football kit for Real Madrid made from recycled plastic, created by Adidas and environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans.

What to look forward to

The first Indian Ceramics Triennale: Breaking Ground which opens on the 31 August in Jaipur.

And finally

Farewell to Crafts magazine editor Grant Gibson, who over the last 11 years has ensured the 46 year old publication is more beautiful, intelligent and relevant than ever.