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What’s on at MCDC this Spring

This Spring at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, shop for unique and original Mother’s Day and Easter gifts, and come along to one of our interesting and inspiring events which include exhibitions, craft workshops and artist talks…

Verity Howard Guldagergaard © Ole AkhojThursday 25th February
Free Exhibition Launch
Behind Closed Doors: Ceramics by Verity Howard

This exhibition of thought-provoking ceramic forms launches with live music from our resident DJ Ailsa McLaggan of Living Room Dance Club, and rum cocktails from The Duppy Share! 6-8pm, free. Find out more here…

Behind Closed Doors continues until Sunday 29th May.



Thursday 25th February – Sunday 29th May
Celebrating 10 Years of our MMU Graduate Award

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the our MMU Graduate Solo Exhibition Award and we’re celebrating with 10 special events and commissions including a graduate networking event and creative business development workshop.

Find out more here…



Give it a bash cuttlefish castingSaturday 27th February
Cuttlefish Casting Workshop with THIS IS PEWTER

Design and make your own Pewter hanging decoration or bracelet/pendant charm using molten Pewter.

Tickets available here…



Josie Seymour JonesSunday 28th February – Sunday 29th May
Future Makers 2016

A showcase of work by the future stars of craft and design, chosen by our Resident Makers at the 2015 degree shows. Work includes jewellery, ceramics, textiles, illustration and furniture. Take part in the Future Makers Word Trail and you could win a £10 voucher.

Find out more here…



wonder womenSaturday 5th – Friday 11th March
Exhibition: Women’s Voices – Changing Manchester
(part of Wonder Women Manchester)

To reflect and mark International Women’s Day, Manchester collective Crafters Inc. proudly presents this exhibition celebrating the diverse and distinct voices of female Manchester based artists.

Find out more here…


Oak St CafeSunday 6th March
Mothers Day

Make your mum’s day with a special gift you won’t find anywhere else this Mother’s Day. And if you treat her to lunch at Oak St Cafe Bar, she gets free cake!

Check out our top picks for Mother’s Day here…



Verity Workshop SamplesSaturday 2nd April
Free ceramics taster workshop

Ever fancied having a play with clay? Now’s your chance with this free taster workshop with our current exhibitor, Verity Howard.

Find out more here…



verity interviewWednesday 27th April
Craft Unravelled: Behind Closed Doors

Join Verity Howard for an artist talk, a tour of her exhibition, Behind Closed Doors, and the chance to see her sketchbooks and learn about the inspirations behind her work.

Find out more here…



MAH squareThursday 12th May
Manchester After Hours: Behind Closed Doors

Musician Avital Raz performs a new piece inspired by Verity Howard’s stunning Behind Closed Doors exhibition; Avital’s unnerving musical style will be hauntingly paired with Verity’s mysterious ceramics for a thought-provoking Manchester After Hours performance.

Find out more here…