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Spotted 2018 : Interview with Ishy Miller

Ishy Miller graduated from the Textile Design course at The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee earlier this year, she strives to show to beginners interested in dressmaking how the craft can be straightforward and gratifying, as opposed to its often difficult and daunting perceptions.  She develops simplified dressmaking kits ideal for…

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Spotted 2018 : Interview with Meghan Graydon Darby

Meghan graduated from the Textiles in Practice course at Manchester school of Art earlier this year. Meghan looks at the everyday and the many things we tend to overlook as part of our identity and culture. She explores elements from her past surroundings and identity as part of her primary inspiration, referring to the traits of…

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Glass vessels

Spotted 2018 : Interview with Bethany Fowkes

Bethany Fowkes graduated from the Design Crafts course at De Montfort University earlier this year, she specialises in glasswork and is inspired by patterns and colours that are around her. Following her graduation and degree show, we spoke further with Jess about her work and how she plans to move forward with her practice.   Where…

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Spotted 2018 : Interview with Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton graduated from the Three Dimensional Design course at Manchester school of Art earlier this year. Andrew designs furniture and products primarily for mass and batch production, with the simple aim to produce beautiful and useful everyday objects. Following his graduation and degree show, we spoke further with Andrew about his work and how he plans to…

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Glass plate blue and transparent

Spotted 2018 : Interview with Jess Davids

  Jess Davids graduated from the Design Crafts course at De Montfort University earlier this year, she specialises in Glass work and is strongly inspired by Sri Lankan eating culture and tuk-tuks. Following her graduation and degree show, we spoke further with Jess about her work and how she plans to move forward with her…

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ceramics close up

Spotted at New Designers 2018

Visiting New Designers, in London is always a very exciting time. This year we spotted so much amazing talent on display. Five makers stood out from the crowd as our ‘spotted’ selection for 2018. Ishy Miller: Ishy is a keen dressmaker and wants to show people that the craft is much easier than what one might…

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Eunmi Kim ceramic cup

What’s on at MCDC

See what is coming up at MCDC. 11th until 14th of October — Ticketed Event — Upper Campfield Market: The collective Vitreosi formed by four of our resident makers, Charlotte Verity, Helen Tiffany, Michelle Keeling and Gemma Truman will be on stand 10 showcasing their works alongside many other makers. You can learn more about…

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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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Maisie Smith Silversmith

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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FRAMEWORK

A new professional development programme in Manchester for artists, makers and photographers.  Collaboratively developed and delivered by a-n, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Craft & Design Centre and Redeye, the Photography Network.  This programme is for artists and creative practitioners at any stage of their career, looking to develop professional skills that will support their practice.  Four…

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