Spotted 2014

BY Manchester Craft and Design Centre



The team here at MCDC have been spotting talent at regional and national graduate shows since 2011. Our team select makers who we think are the “ones to watch” in the world of contemporary craft & design, we then support, promote and publises these superstar graduates here on our website for all to see & 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. 2013 winner was embroidery graduate Elizabeth Jane Winstanley, whose exhibition ‘Tactile Illusions’ will run here until Sat 5th July. This year, this incredible opportunity was awarded to the very deserving Rosemary Grace Booth, whose stunning pinhole artworks caught our eye straight away. Her inventive use of media to create striking scapes is something we can’t wait to see more of, and look forward to hosting Rosie’s show here in the spring of 2015. Keep up to date: #Spotted and visit our blog

SPOTTED ON 22.05.14
University of Bolton BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design 

1. Sophie Tattersall

2. Malaka Mulongo

SPOTTED ON 17.06.14
Manchester Metropolitan University (School of Art Degree Show)

3. Martina Florence Billson (@MartinaBillson)

4. Claire Florey-Hitchcox (@Claire_FH)

5. Siobhan Dohan

6. Megan Ocheduszko (@megan_ao)

7. Katie Askwith (@katie_askwith)

8. Felix Bell (@felixbelldesign)

SPOTTED ON 23.06.14
Manchester College (Jewellery and Applied Arts FDA Show)

9. Christelle Belici-Haddow

SPOTTED ON 26.06.14
New Designers: Part 1 (Business Design Centre, London)

10. Leah Jensen (Falmouth University)

11. Eleanora Orly Edlavitch (Flux Stoke-on-Trent / Staffordshire University MA)

12. Michelle Mei Kwan Ho (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design)

Keep up to date with SPOTTED on Twitter by searching #MCDCspotted*If you have been SPOTTED and would like to update your details with a website or email link, please send us an emailManchester Craft & Design Centre is committed to supporting makers and will also invite those SPOTTED to development opportunities when appropriate.