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  • Dandy Parakeets Cocktail Chair [detail], Jacky Puzey. Photo: Jo Hounsome Photography.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 27 April 2018

Historic statues, Gucci bamboo rooms, Ghanian flags and the Crafts Power List

What happened

The first statue of a woman in Parliament Square was unveiled - a bronze of Dame Millicent Fawcett by Gillian Wearing. Watch this film on the skilled makers and artists who made it. 

We talked to Chris Ullens about the inspiration behind the music video for Loving is Easy by Rex Orange County ahead of its screening at Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival on 9 May.

Gucci's opened a new ArtLab, a centre for craftsmanship and sustainability, complete with a shoe lasting department and bamboo room. Natch.

The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize exhibition opened at Mottisfont in Hampshire and Collective Invites, featuring Hothouse makers, opened at 67 York St in London (read what FT had to say about it here). 

Our Maker of the Week is Inner Finn Ceramics (aka Julie Fewster) whose work features in Unseen at NCCD in Sleaford until 29 April. We talk to Julie here.

What was said

“Her work had a very special atmosphere which I wanted to recreate in music” composer Helen Grime talked to Woman’s Hour about being inspired by the willow sculptures of Laura Ellen Bacon.

What was made

Asafo flags – historically made by military companies on Ghana’s Gold Coast explored in this great film with Gus Casely-Hayford.

What to look forward to

The new issue of Crafts magazine landing soon and featuring the very first Crafts Power List. We’re revealing clues on social media as to who has made the cut – any guesses?

And finally

A number of great opportunities for makers including Collect Open,  Jerwood Makers Open, V&A residencies, House of PeroniHandmade Chelsea and Artsdepot Open.