Summer at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

BY Manchester Craft and Design Centre


Exhibitions, talks and tours, shopping, events and workshops.
Our summer programme will keep you busy throughout the summer months!

During July and August we will be offering a variety of workshops, from jewellery-making, to floristry and calligraphy.

Saturday 15th July, 10am – 1pm or 2-5pm, £35 — Taster Sessions with Manchester School of Jewellery

Try out texturing, stamping, hammering, doming, shaping and soldering to create a sterling silver pendant, pair of studs or a lapel pin. Find out more…

Saturday 22nd July, 10am – 5pm, £75 — Make a Bangle in a Day with Manchester Jewellery School

Design and make a sterling silver bangle from start to finish, and the bangle will be yours to take away! Find out more…

Saturday 5th August, 10am – 5pm, £75 — Make a Ring in a Day with Manchester Jewellery School

Learn how to saw, file, and finish silver work, along with the all-important skill of how to size a ring to fit the wearer perfectly. Find out more…

Friday 11th August 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm, £59 — Modern Calligraphy Workshop

A modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with quirky handwritten lettering styles. Find out more…

Saturday 12th August, 10am – 1pm, £45 — An Introduction To Floristry

Join MaybeMay x Kin join for a flower filled day and learn some beginners floristry skills and techniques that can be used time and time again. Find out more…

There will also be talks and tours where you can learn more about our beautiful building and meet our makers.

Tues 25th July, 1.30pm, free — Craft Unravelled: Hipsters & Heritage

Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of our historic former fishmarket building. Find out more…

Tues 29th August, 1.30pm, free — Craft Unravelled: Meet the Makers

Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of Studio 20a. Find out more…

Our exhibition, Athletically Pleasing will be open until the 3rd of September. You’ll discover a showcase of products made by UK companies and craftspeople, exploring how craft, design and innovative technology are being used to enhance both athletic performance and aesthetic appeal in sport. Find out more…

Events to discover, learn and explore.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th July — ManifesTea: Part of Manifest Arts Festival

A taste portrait of Manifest Arts Festival by artist/curator Mike Chavez-Dawson. Find out more here…

Thursday 13th July —  Maker Meet up 6-8pm

Join us at Manchester Craft & Design Centre for an evening of networking, advice and idea-sharing. Find out more here…

And of course our studios are open from 10:00 to 17:30 Monday to Saturday.

Come visit us to discover handmade jewellery, bespoke illustration, handcrafted ceramics and much more!

Clare Hillerby – Studio 20a


 Wonderhaus – Studio 9

 Kaper – Studio 9

 Jane Blease Design – Studio 25