Summer Maker Meet Up

6-8pm Join us from 6-8pm at Manchester Craft & Design Centre for an evening of networking, advice and idea-sharing. ‘Maker Meet Up’ is our bi-annual social event where we invite you to enjoy our building after hours, meet maker friends old and new, and network with craft industry professionals. Booking via eventbrite.  This event is…

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Katherine Lees Ceramic Pots

Hatch Pop-Up

Manchester Craft and Design Centre comes to Hatch 11am – 6pm We’re super excited to be bringing you the best of our resident makers’ handmade craft to a pop-up shop at Hatch, Oxford Road. If you’ve yet to visit Hatch or discover our range of beautifully crafted work – this is a great chance to…

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Whitworth Threads

An exhibition of work by 3D Design and Textiles students from Manchester School of Art, developed in collaboration with staff from the Whitworth Art Gallery. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, the students have designed and made new products and limited edition craft pieces for the Whitworth Gallery shop. The work has been developed in response to…

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Artist and ceramicist, Alex Sickling, in front of her work.

Misshaping Peterloo

‘Misshaping Peterloo’ is a newly commissioned collection of ceramics that has been created to mark the 200 year anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. The ‘Misshaping Peterloo’ collection has been created by illustrator and ceramicist Alex Sickling, inspired by the individuals who fought and died for their rights and freedom on that fateful day of 16…

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Creative Product Photography

Date: Wednesday 10th April Time: 10.30-4.30pm Tickets: General Admission £25, Concessions £20 Tickets available here. In this hand-on workshop Lucy will go through the basic elements of product photography and product styling. Working with both flat-lay and side-on styles of photography Lucy will show you how to get the best from your products with your…

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’40 Years and Counting’ by Meghan Graydon Darby

’40 Years and Counting’ by Meghan Graydon Darby Meghan Graydon Darby’s work celebrates the identity and culture of her hometown in County Durham. Her first solo exhibition ’40 Years and Counting’ comes after winning Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s 13th Annual MMU Graduate Solo Exhibition Award. Meghan has produced a collection of wooden sculptures and fabric…

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Metalsmiths: A showcase of contemporary metal makers from Yorkshire Artspace. Metalsmiths features the work of seven contemporary makers, each of whom offer a unique aesthetic quality and showcase a range of techniques and processes in their work.From the clean scores and folds to manipulated sheet silver in Imogen Clarkstone’s tableware and functional objects, through to Helena…

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Launch of the exhibition. Visitors and the artist looking at the show.

Craft Unravelled: Exhibition Tours

Enjoy a visit to Manchester Craft and Design Centre with a twist, with our informal talks and tours that uncover the ideas and techniques featured in our exhibitions. It’s free to come along, just book your ticket through Eventbrite and meet us by the exhibition stage on the ground floor. Upcoming talks: Misshaping Peterloo Curator…

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Three people talking in front of the exhibition stage

Craft Unravelled – talks and tours

All talks are free and start at 1:00pm from the exhibition stage on the ground floor. Materialise — 28/08/18 — 13:00 to 13:30 — Free: Join our curator on a tour of our current exhibition – ‘Materialise: A Showcase of Five Young Makers’. You’ll also learn about the Centre’s history and browse through our studios for…

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outside view of MCDC building

Heritage Open Day

13 September to 1st of November (free) — ‘Eunmi Kim: A Journey Home’ — Open to all We are celebrating Korean heritage, identity, craftsmanship and traditional skills through our new exhibition. Artist Eumi Kim describes her work as “reinterpreting the simple, earthy and unconstrained style of traditional Korean pottery for a contemporary and modern sensibility”. Discover her…

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