The American artist David Best is building a memorial to collective grief for the pandemic in Coventry, titled Sanctuary. He told Crafts magazine: ‘Sanctuary will be a beautiful, ornate plywood structure about 60 feet tall, which looks a little like a Balinese temple, and in which people can leave personal messages or objects.’ After it has been in situ for two weeks, the monument will be ceremonially burned.
21-28 May at the Miners’ Welfare Park, Bedworth
To celebrate making processes that work in symbiosis with nature, curator Ligaya Salazar has turned the Crafts Council Gallery into a library of indigenous knowledge. The exhibition explores work by artisans from Bangladesh, the Philippines, India, Argentina, Nicaragua, Guyana, Brazil, Indonesia, and elsewhere.
Until 25 June at the Crafts Council Gallery, London
Jane Perryman: From Light to Dark From Dark to Light
Ceramic artist Jane Perryman is presenting a collection of burnished ceramic vessels alongside poetry, text and a soundscape in this exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre, which explores the way daylight changes across one year, from solstice to solstice.
Until 10 July at Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire