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Meet our Future Makers 2018: Lois Jane Wiseman

Written by Sophie Holt.   In support of new, emerging talent, each year our resident makers hand pick promising ‘Future Makers’ to showcase their work here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. These new designers are either currently studying, recent graduates or newly emerging and this opportunity will bring their beautiful work into the spotlight….

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Opportunities for makers, designers and artists

Are you a maker, designer or artist? Are you looking to get involved in different projects or learn new skills? Here are our top picks for February! BIG: Selling on Etsy event Etsy are running multiple events across Greater Manchester to help those who have already set up a creative business or those wanting to…

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Job vacancy

Job Vacancy: Marketing & Digital Manager

Marketing & Digital Manager Manchester Craft & Design Centre 4 days per week £21,500 pro rata (28 hours per week) Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2022 Manchester Craft & Design (MCAD) is a registered charity responsible for managing Manchester Craft & Design Centre (MCDC). We provide studio / retail spaces for c.35 creative businesses,…

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Christmas Giveaway

Make a purchase of £10 and over in any of our studios or online shop between Saturday 11th November and Thursday 21st December to be in with a chance of winning one of four mini hampers filled with handmade goodies from a selection of our studios or one of two £20 vouchers to spend here…

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On the Wire: Call for Submissions

Are you a designer or maker wanting to exhibit in Manchester?  On The Wire is a fantastic opportunity at Manchester Craft & Design Centre which allows a selection of artists to hang their work from a suspended wire overlooking our beautiful entrance area. This opportunity is open to any maker working in the UK in any…

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MCDC Makers on Tour: Buy Art Fair

by Agathe 27th – 29th October 2017 In October, nine of our resident artists will showcasing and selling their work on our stand at Buy Art Fair 2017. Now recognised as one of the UK’s leading festivals of visual arts, Buy Art Fair will bring galleries and artists to Manchester from across the UK. Over…

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MCDC Makers on Tour: GNCCF

by Agathe Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair October 12th – 15th 2017 Recognised as one of the leading selling events for contemporary craft in the UK, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this October in Upper Campfield Market, just off Deansgate, in Manchester city centre. It showcases a wide variety of contemporary…

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Cup exhibition at Unit 12 gallery


by Christine ‘Cup’ at Unit Twelve Gallery 31/08/17 – 16/12/17 Work by Studio 10’s Ella McIntosh of THIS IS PEWTER is on display at Unit Twelve Gallery in Staffordshire as part of their ‘Cup’ exhibition. The exhibition is a celebration of the humble cup and showcases vessels in all different types of materials and styles, from ceramic,…

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Jahday Ford & Joe Hillary shortlisted for prestigious prize

by Christine   Jahday Ford and Joe Hillary – winners of our 2017 MMU Graduate Award – have been shortlisted for the first-ever UK Rado Star Prize with their ‘Breathe’ project. The Rado Star Prize is an established competition that has run in countries around the world, supporting young, unestablished designers and giving them a platform…

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