Manchester Craft & Design Centre

In the heart of Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter, Manchester Craft & Design Centre is home to 30 resident artists & makers who design, create and make a variety of handmade products, from textiles and ceramics to pewter and paint, all of which can be bought on-site from the maker themselves in their independent and unique studios six days a week.

Alongside this MCDC hosts an innovative and exciting exhibition and events programme, showcasing the best of contemporary craft and design from both established and emerging talent. Our diverse workshops are a great way for both professionals and amateurs alike to get ‘hands-on’ and develop and enhance their skills, from our ‘Make with Makers’ day sessions to our ‘Creative Business Development’ workshops.

We are:  Professional, Confident, Generous, Inspiring, Storytellers, Talent Spotters and the 2011 & 2013 winner of a Manchester Tourism Award for ‘Best Independent Tourism Retailer’


Featured artist

northern scapes

STUDIO No : 16

From the busy little hub which is northern scapes studio Jessica creates impressions of the northern landscape using a wide range of media including oils, acrylics, watercolour, ceramics, stitch and paper.

Opening Times

Mon to Sat  10:00am – 5:30pm
Sundays: 11am – 5pm (See below for details)

Oak Street Cafe Bar will now be open Sundays 11:00am – 5:00pm*
*As our studios are run by hard-working sole traders, not all are able to open on Sundays.

Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm