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  • Hey Clay! 2017. Photo: Iona Wolff.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 23 March 2018

Saying yay and hey to all things clay, getting creative, and one world beating art teacher 

What happened

Hey Clay! started today - over 130 venues across the country are running free workshops this weekend so find one near you

Congratulations to art and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou from north London who scooped the $1million best teacher in the world prize. 

You can book your tickets now for Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival. Two nights of films and one special evening with Wes Anderson collaborators Mackinnon & Saunders. 

Ceramic Art London started at Central Saint Martins and features many Crafts Council makers including Katharina Klug, Jeremy Nichols, Hilary Mayo and Duncan Ross.

Things of Beauty Growing opened at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Our maker of the week is Fiona Rutherford who is currently showing in Colour Theory at Contemporary Applied Arts. We talk to Fiona here 

What was said

“I was at a pretty sh*tty school – but it had an amazing ceramics department. I really took to converting raw material into something of value. In hindsight, that’s probably made the difference to my career.” Tom Dixon  

What was made

Double pinch pot and an origami frog. If you can't get to one of the 1,400 Get Creative events happening this weekend you can make something at home. Go on. 

What to look forward to

The next episode of Make! Craft Britain which started this week, and which was, well, rather lovely. 

And finally

Why is pottery having a moment?