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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 18 August 2017

Tennis shoe wearing glassblowers, chocolate farming tools and Tate's ceramic factory

What happened 

We announced the makers who will feature in our showcase -The New Materiality - at TRESOR fair in Basel this September. 

Ceramic artist Jesse Wine won a Battersea Power Station Powerhouse commission.

Woman’s Hour interviewed two more Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalists – textile artist Celia Pym and jeweller Lin Cheung.

The Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year include the pussyhat (also in display in States of Play FYI) and a flax chair. 

Art in Clay started today bringing almost 200 exhibitors to the parklands of Hatfield House.

Our Directory Maker of the Week is Angie Parker who is currently in the Contemporary Applied Arts New Member Showcase. We talk to Angie here  

What was said

“I like to watch the five men blowing the glass, helping each other in a silent, metaphysical ballet. They all wear tennis shoes.” Sottsass on Murano glassblowers  

What was made

Salvatore Spataro chocolates which are edible versions of traditional Sicilian farming tools. We dig it. Ahem.

What to look forward to 

A 30-metre long ceramic factory being installed at the Tate Modern this September as Clare Twomey explores production and collective labour. 

And finally 

If you are – or know of any 16-24 years old’s curious about craft – we’re doing a curator tour of jewellery exhibition I AM HERE next week.