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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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buy art fair 2017

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 Josh Hillary glass MMU spotted

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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leather pouch accessories

NEW: Leather goods from Devines Design

by Christine Suzanne Devine’s contemporary leather bags and accessories are now available to purchase from our online shop. Suzanne designs and makes unique handmade products in studio 9 here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Using high quality materials such as lambs leather and cow hide, she creates contemporary, simple, functional shapes for accessories and bags….

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Marged Owain glass wood

News from SPOTTED Graduate Marged Owain

Marged Owain was one of the students from MMU we selected as part of  SPOTTED 2017. Her work is based on Welsh culture and heritage, celebrating Welsh craftsmanship through combining blown glass, turned wood and thread. At Manchester Craft & Design Centre we like to see what graduate makers are doing after finishing their courses. Here is what Marged will be…

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GIVE IT A BASH pewter workshops

GIVE IT A BASH! New workshop dates added

Lead-free Pewter is a versatile and ‘eco-friendly’ metal which looks like silver but is very low maintenance, can be used with food, and looks super stylish around your home. Ella McIntosh, award-winning designer and Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s resident pewtersmith invites you to join her for a day of creativity. Pewter is malleable metal…

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SPOTTED Amy Quinn 2017


  Visiting the Manchester Metropolitan University Degree Show is always one of our the highlights of the year, and this year did not disappoint. We were very impressed with the high standard of the work, and the innovative use of a wide variety of materials. The team here at MCDC have been spotting talent at…

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