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Fresh Talent: Spotted 2015

The team here at MCDC have been spotting talent at regional and national graduate shows since 2011, and have been awarding exhibitions to graduate for the last 10 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 is also awarded the ‘Annual MMU Graduate Solo Exhibition Award’ to a graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University whose work we feel is of considerable mention. They are then given the chance to exhibit their work here at MCDC plus receive on-going support and guidance from our team of expertise.
The 2014 winner was embroidery graduate Rosemary Grace Booth, whose stunning pinhole artwork show ‘Mesmerised’ will run here until 30th August. This year, this incredible opportunity was awarded to the very deserving Verity Howard, whose ceramic forms caught our eye straight away. We look forward to hosting her show here in the spring of 2015. 
This year’s SPOTTED graduates (click the photos for more info) 
Ceramics by Verity Howard

Award Winner: Verity Howard

Lauren Kelly

Award Winner: Lauren Kelly

Award Winner: Charlotte Frith

Award Winner: Charlotte Frith

Hayley Jayne Kennell

Hayley Jayne Kennell

Alison Waters

Alison Waters

Oscar Copping

Oscar Copping

Dione Bowlt

Dione Bowlt

Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Charlotte Tracy

Charlotte Tracy

Tui Krosschell

Tui Krosschell

Benjamin Ashton

Benjamin Ashton

Camilla Thomas

Camilla Thomas

Lucy Green

Lucy Green

Mollie Paling

Mollie Paling

Go to the SPOTTED blog

Go to the SPOTTED blog