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  • Hair by Jawara Wauchope. Image courtesy of i-d. Photo: Christine Hahn.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 8 December 2017

Butterfly braids, White Stripes furniture and getting craft back in the classroom

What happened

British Craft: The Miami Edit opened at FORM Miami featuring ten makers including Woman’s Hour Craft Prize winner Phoebe Cummings who talked to the New York Times and Monocle Radio this week.

If you are passionate about putting craft back in the classroom then help us give 10,000 young people the chance to learn skills.

Jack White of the White Stripes used to be an upholsterer, concealing poems within furniture and printing ‘Your Furniture’s Not Dead’ on his business cards.

A major report calls for the school performance measure the EBacc – which undermines creative, artistic and technical subjects – to be scrapped.

Marit Tingleff: New Ceramics opened at New Art Centre in Wiltshire and Dear Thing opened at Gallery S O in London

Our Maker of the Week is Jacky Oliver who is currently exhibiting at Muse: Makers in Museums Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum. We talk to her here

What was said

“One of the most extraordinary textile artists of the 20th century” Lesley Jackson on the work of Hannah Ryggen whose retrospective is now on at Modern Art Oxford

What was made

Braided butterfly wings of hair by Solange-approved hairstylist Jawara Wauchope.

What to look forward to

Gifted 17 Contemporary Christmas Craft Market at the National Centre for Craft and Design and The Bristol Artisan this weekend giving you a chance to buy handmade

And finally

Matching young people from diverse backgrounds with creative sector professionals - could you be a mentor for the Creative Mentor Network?