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  • Work by Crafts Council Maker Ann Richards who is exhibiting in Soft Engineering: Textiles Taking Shape.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 19 January 2018

Toolheads, ceramics casualties, and a 19th century needlework masterpiece

What happened

The Barbican teamed up with Crafts magazine to launch Make! – a season of contemporary craft.

Shelved by David Clarke and Tracey Rowledge at Tunbridge Wells Museum, Derek Wilson at Flow in London and Soft Engineering: Textiles Taking Shape at Winchester Discovery Centre all opened.

The most famous tapestry that’s not a tapestry is coming to the UK for the first time in 950 years. Say hell-ayeux to the Tapestry de Bayeux.

Congratulations to Oluwaseyi Sosanya who won a prestigious YouFab Global Creative Award for his 3D weaver.

Who is the fairest of them all? London Art Fair, New York Ceramics & Glass Fair or Maison Objet Paris - all on now. (The answer is Collect of course)

Our Maker of the Week is Helen Foot who is exhibiting at The Guild at 51, Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen until 18 February. We talk to Helen here.

What was said

"We’re nearly all toolheads in this business, it’s rare to find someone who’s not. I just love well-made tools" Tom Warmerdam of bike framer builders Demon Frameworks.

What was made

A textile hanging by Ann West in early 19th century. Radio 4's Moving Pictures discussed the needlework masterpiece this week.

What to look forward to

The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind opens Hauser & Wirth Somerset and looks at society’s relationship to the rural. It features 50 artists including Paul McCarthy, Beatrix Potter, and Crafts Council maker Tom Philipson.

And finally

We discovered @ceramic_casualties on Instagram via this article on why ceramic artists are good at dealing with failure.