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  • Still from Alan Kitching, A Life in Letterpress, Alice Masters, 2016 © Alice Masters, featured in Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 30 March 2018

Silver croissant jewellery, yarn bombed Easter scenes and a date-syrup can sculpture 

What happened 

The second episode of Make! Craft Britain featured clay jewellery and cross stitch. A silver croissant lapel pin made by former baker Ian is now on our craft wish list.

Half in shadow: Half in light by Clare Twomey opened at the Harley Gallery and shows the current working life of the Welbeck Abbey estate through a series of lithopane portraits.

Star choreographer Wayne MacGregor has enlisted ceramist Edmund de Waal to design the set for Yugen - his new Royal Ballet production.

The Government announced a £150 million Creative Industries Sector Deal – this and more in our March Policy Brief. 

Our Crafts Council maker of the week is Sally Lees who was commissioned to create new jewellery for the 2018 Vote 100 exhibition at Westminster. We talk to Sally here. 

What was made

The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist for the fourth plinth. Created from date-syrup cans by Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, it is based on a sculpture of a winged god destroyed by Isis in 2015.

What was said

“I think historic wood type examples are difficult to improve on. They have a humanity and warmth that I like and fits well with the messages I communicate.” We talk to Anthony Burrill ahead of his new show.

What to look forward to

London Craft Week from 9-13 May – hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes in a West End costume department and of course Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival 

And finally

A mystery knitter in Liverpool has been transforming postboxes into Easter scenes complete with woollen grass, chicks, and eggs, using crafted cosies.