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  • Nha Trang, Andreas Gursky

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 2 February 2018

IKEA making, Gormley's clay and creative arts fading from schools

What happened

The 30 finalists for the second LOEWE Craft Prize were announced – they were whittled down from 1,900 submissions from 75 countries.

In the week that IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad died, Andreas Gursky’s image of workers making cane chairs for the company caught our eye at the Hayward Gallery’s new show.

Creative arts subjects are being cut back in many secondary schools in England according to a BBC survey.

Anthony Gormley has co-created a new dance piece which will feature three tonnes of clay on the stage at Sadler’s Wells.

How makers are exporting, diversity in craft and changing their business models of museums – all in our January Policy Brief.

Our Crafts Council Maker of the Week is Sarah Hitchens who is currently in Journeys In Mind at Bluecoat in Liverpool. We talk to Sarah here.

What was made

Mulberry handbags. In the UK. For now – as they grapple with higher leather import costs since Brexit.

What was said

"Just when you think it’s going well you realise the loom has other ideas." Hannah Robson talks to Crafts magazine.

What to look forward to

The London School of Mosaics' first ever open day on 7 March. Morning on the tiles anyone? 

And finally

Just five days left to get your beautiful products in front of the Liberty buyers via #libertyopencall on Instagram.