The team here at MCDC have been spotting talent at regional and national graduate shows since 2011, and have been awarding exhibitions to graduates for the last 11 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 from Manchester Metropolitan University, whose work we feel is of considerable mention, is also awarded the ‘Annual MMU Graduate Solo Exhibition Award’. They are then given the chance to exhibit their work here at MCDC plus receive on-going support and guidance from our team of experts.

Our 2017 winners were Jahday Ford & Joe Hillary, whose collaborative range of work on display in the Vertical Gallery truly wowed us. A combination of digital technology and refined craft really got our attention, especially how well considered the project was as a whole. We look forward to hosting their show here in the spring of 2018.

Keep up to date with all our Spotted graduates by following #Spotted and #MCDCSpotted.

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Are you a Spotted graduate?

If you have been Spotted and would like to update your details with a website or email link, please send us an email

Spotted 2017

This year’s Spotted graduates

New Designers:


Find out more about New Designers here.



Find out more about MMU here.


University of Bolton:



Find out more about Bolton University here.