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What’s on this July

July is an exciting month at MCDC, we have loads going on for everybody. 4th of July until 23rd of September – all day — Free: Bee in the City: we are hosting four bees decorated by pupils from four schools as part of the Bee in the City learning programme. Pop in to see the…

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Meghan Graydon Darby artwork

Introducing Meghan Graydon Darby

  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 over 10 years! We hand-pick makers who we think are the “ones to watch” in the world of contemporary craft & design, shown with a SPOTTED! sign awarded to the…

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Spotted 2018 : MMU

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, shown with a SPOTTED! sign awarded to…

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Introducing New Talent: Ara | the altar

Written by Sophie Holt.   Here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we love supporting new, emerging talent – after all we know how hard it can be to get your feet off the ground. At our recent March Maker Meet-Up we invited makers from all disciplines of craft and design to chat with us…

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How To Hack Networking As A Maker

Written By Sophie Holt.   As the owner of a craft business, its easy to fall into the trap of feeling isolated in your profession. This is most likely down to the fact that being a maker can often feel like a solo mission – constantly being in the studio on your own and continually…

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Introducing New Talent: Harriet Shooter-Redfearn

Written By Sophie Holt. Here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we love supporting new, emerging talent – after all we know how hard it can be to get your feet off the ground. At our recent March Maker Meet-Up we invited makers from all disciplines of craft and design to chat with us about…

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Introducing New Talent: Francesca Paolini

Written By Sophie Holt.   Here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we love supporting new, emerging talent – after all we know how hard it can be to get your feet off the ground. At our recent March Maker Meet-Up we invited makers from all disciplines of craft and design to chat with us…

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How to Get Your Handmade Work Stocked in Craft Shops

Written By Sophie Holt.   Whether you are an established maker or just starting out, there can be many benefits to selling your handmade crafts via a third party. From craft shops to museums and galleries, having your work stocked within an already established business can be a great way to get your name out…

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mother's day 2018 inspirations

Inspirations From Our Makers This Mother’s Day

Written By Sophie Holt. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, ‘don’t forget to buy mum a present’ will most likely appear on your to do list. Whether you are celebrating your mum, wife or any other special lady who has shaped your life – take this opportunity to show them that you care. There is no…

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Future Makers 2018: From the Studios

Written By Sophie Holt.   Here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we are passionate about supporting and nurturing new talent and our annual Future Makers exhibition does just that! This year our Resident Makers have selected seven new makers, all with their fantastic work on display in selected studios around MCDC. Each makers work…

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