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  • Girl from Kyoto (triptych), Betty Woodman, 1984.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 5 January 2018

Catwalk craft, miniature craftsmanship and the dying craft of black ash rib basketmaking

What happened

We marvelled at the craftsmanship in the brilliant BBC adaptation of The Miniaturist. Mulvany and Rogers provided the magic.

Vogue claimed that craft ruled the catwalk in 2017. Who are we to argue.

Ceramist Betty Woodman, the first living female artist to be honoured with a retrospective at the Met Museum in New York, has died aged 87.

The Telegraph looked at some of the rising stars of 2018 and included Woman’s Hour Craft Prize winner Phoebe Cummings.

Our Maker of the Week is Anna Ray who was commissioned by WIRED Magazine to create a new art work for their 100th issue. We talk to her here.

What was said

“She has really found a material in which she is completely eloquent.” Phillip Hughes on Claire Curneen who will show with Ruthin Craft Centre at Collect 2018

What was made

A black ash rib basket, shown in the beautiful short film My Father’s Tools which captures Stephen Jerome, the last in a long line of basket makers, at work.

What to look forward to

Matthew Warner’s Social Objects, inspired by Josiah Wedgwood, opening at Contemporary Applied Arts tomorrow.

And finally

For all you makers – what better New Year’s resolution than to book on to a Crafts Council workshop?