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  • Tabby Cat Brooch, Cicada, Patricia Thornton and Nick Orsborn, 1976. Crafts Council Collection J37a. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 3 August 2018

Crafty creatures, dazzling jewellery, sexy leather and art teacher numbers drop

What happened

The Broadway Gallery in Letchworth have selected objects from our Collection for Great & Small: Animals in Craft – an exhibition for children which certainly has the awww factor.

To tie in with the Edinburgh Festival Dazzle returned to Dovecot Studios showcasing brilliant contemporary jewellers.

Congrats to the Wood Awards 2018 shortlist including Crafts Council maker John Makepeace and Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalist Peter Marigold.

We published the latest of our Craft Journeys - practical advice about forging a career in the craft sector from being a pattern cutter to a fashion historian.

Our Crafts Council maker of the week is Julie Heaton whose piece, 'Bristol 2 Litre Engine' was selected to be part of the RA's Summer Exhibition.

What was said

"Everyone underestimates how sexy leather is as a material" Bill Amberg talks to Crafts magazine about his four principles of working with leather.

What was made

A raincoat, helio jewellery, a banana bumbag and more as Made in Glasgow by Local Heroes opens on the city's Albion St. 

What to look forward to

Material Wood: Art & Design opening at Messums Wiltshire alongside a lovely programme of workshops including paddle making and chair making.  

And finally

Our July Policy Brief came out and revealed the alarming news that arts teacher numbers have dropped by almost a quarter in the last seven years.