The team here at MCDC have been spotting talent at regional and national graduate shows since 2011, and have been awarding exhibitions to graduates for the last 11 years!

We hand-pick makers who we think are the “ones to watch” in the world of contemporary craft & design. We then support, promote and publicise these superstar graduates here on our website for all to see and celebrate.

One very special ‘Spotted’ candidate from Manchester Metropolitan University, whose work we feel is of considerable mention, is also awarded the ‘Annual MMU Graduate Solo Exhibition Award’. They are then given the chance to exhibit their work here at MCDC plus receive on-going support and guidance from our team of experts.

Our 2016 winner was Joshua Till, whose steam bent furniture caught our eye straight away. His solo exhibition here at MCDC will run from 16th February to 14th May 2017.

Keep up to date with all our Spotted graduates by following #Spotted and #MCDCSpotted.

Keep up to date with SPOTTED on Twitter by searching #MCDCspotted

Are you a Spotted graduate?

If you have been Spotted and would like to update your details with a website or email link, please send us an email

Spotted 2016

This year’s Spotted graduates (click the photos for more info)


Award Winner: Josh Till

Award Winner: Luke Mason

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Award Winner: Abbie McAndrews


Award Winner: Cheyenne Slater

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Rudi Morris

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Leanne Orme

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Harriet Bratt








Lily Read


Saskia Rigby


Mella Moylan

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Andrew Scott


Lauren Saunders

Josefina Flello Martinez

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Catherine Bridget Phillips

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Lingyu He

Go to the SPOTTED blog

Go to the SPOTTED blog