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Celebrating 10 Years of our MMU Graduate Award

Our MMU Graduate Solo Exhibition Award offers one talented graduate a sponsored award package which includes bespoke professional development support, extensive promotion through our online media and a solo exhibition here at MCDC a year after graduation.

In 2015 the Award was won by ceramicist, Verity Howard whose solo exhibition, Behind Closed Doors, takes place here at MCDC from Feb 25th to May 29th.

ten4-01This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Award and we’re celebrating with 10 special events and commissions:

  1. Free exhibition launch event on Thursday 25th February, 6-8pm. More info here…
  2. ‘Future Makers’ – the future stars of craft and design showcased in selected studios, Thursday 25th February to Sunday 29th May. More info here…
  3. ‘Maker Meet-Up’ – a networking event for new graduates on March 17th, 6-8pm. More info here…
  4. Free taster ceramics workshop with Verity Howard on Saturday 2nd April. More info here…
  5. Creative Business Development workshop for graduates on Wednesday 13th April, 2-5pm. More info here…
  6. ‘Craft Unravelled’ – free artist talk with Verity Howard on Wednesday 27th April, 1.30pm. More info here…
  7. Limited edition souvenir newspaper featuring interviews with Verity Howard and the previous 9 winners. More info here…
  8. A short film about Verity Howard and the inspirations behind her work. Watch it here…
  9. A special blog on the graduate award season.
  10. A very special commissioned piece by Verity Howard and studio 10’s Ella McIntosh.