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EXHIBITION : February 25, 2016 — May 29, 2016.

Future Makers 2016

The future stars of craft and design

ten4-01Celebrating 10 years of our MMU Graduate Award

Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, we’re always looking out for the future stars of craft and design. Our resident makers lead this celebration of talent by visiting degree shows across the country each year and choosing graduate artists from a variety of disciplines to feature in their studios. Our makers generously share their studios and expertise with new graduates, showcasing and selling their work to over 35,000 people who visit the MCDC during the showcase.

Our Future Makers this year are:

  • Studio 1: Jeweller Mark Newman, Metalwork and Jewellery Design, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
  • Studio 4: Mixed media artist Lydia O’Sullivan, Interactive Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Studio 9: Illustrator and textile printmaker Lydia Mary, Textiles in Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Studio 10-11: Glass artist, Kira Meyer, MA, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Studio 12, Jeweller Charlotte Tracey, UCLan
  • Studio 16-17: Jewellers Melissa Yarlett, Uclan & Mollie Paling, 3D Design, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Studio 20a: Ceramicist Josie Seymour-Jones, Contemporary Design Crafts, Hereford College of Arts
  • Studio 21: Illustrator Elsa Frere, Illustration with Animation, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Studio 22: Jeweller Laura Scott, 3D Design, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Studio 23, Furniture maker Ella Mae Sibley Sparling, Contemporary Design Crafts, Hereford College of Arts

Look out for the Future Makers signs in studio windows to discover the newest craft and design talent.

Future Makers Treasure Trail

Take part in our treasure trail by finding the various Future Makers around our building and completing the puzzle; get a sticker for the littlies* and we will enter you into a draw to win a £10 MCDC gift voucher! Simply hand in your completed trail sheet to our office, or one of our participating Future Makers studios.

*You can have a sticker too if you want

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