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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Sketch of Mary Fildes

Misshaping Peterloo

Misshaping Peterloo focuses on the idea of commemorative souvenirs. Peterloo was one of the first major political events to be commemorated on transfer printed pottery, and key examples of these pieces are kept in museums and galleries in the city including Manchester Art Gallery and People’s History Museum. Sometimes, for example in the case of…

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Summer Maker Meet Up

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. This event is free but there are…

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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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Photo of the centre as a fish market

Curator Tours

Enjoy a different kind of lunch break with our monthly 20 minute informal talks and tours that on the last Tuesday of every month at 1.30pm. They’re free, just book your ticket through Eventbrite. Meet us by the exhibition stage on the ground floor. Upcoming talks: Curator Tour: 40 Years and Counting Tuesday 30 April…

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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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Maker Meet Up

Are you looking to meet your creative match? Want to find out more about Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s Resident Makers and network with craft industry professionals? Then step out of your studios and into our creative community for our bi-annual maker social event. Join us from 6-8pm at Manchester Craft & Design Centre for…

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