EVENT : September 15, 2018 — August 15, 2018.
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 works on the exhibition stage and enjoy the activities available in the interpretation corner.
15 September — Workshops throughout the day, please check for times and prices below
Make a ceramic tile with Lee Page Hanson– Open to all
Celebrate this year’s Heritage Open Day by making your own ceramic tile with our Resident Maker Lee Page Hanson. Potter Lee has been working from his studio at MCDC for 20 years, and gives you the unique opportunity to make with him in this free drop-in workshop – taking in the beautiful surroundings of our historic Victorian fishmarket building.
Meet in the atrium at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 12 – 5pm, drop in (no booking needed)
Estimated time: 20 minutes. FREE.
Make a porcelain brooch with Katherine Lees
Upstairs: studio 25, 10:30am – 5pm, sign up for slots with Katherine directly.
Estimated time: 15 mins. Price: £10
Make a fabric fish fob with Andrea
Upstairs: &made (Studio 21), 12 – 5pm, drop in (no booking needed).
Estimated duration: 30 minutes. Price: £5
Watercolour + line drawing with Susan Kane
Upstairs: fir + wren (Studio 23), 12 – 5pm, drop in (no booking needed).
Estimate duration: 15 minutes. Price: £5
14-15 September, 10-5:30 (free) — University of Bolton showcase — Open to all
Our annual University of Bolton Pop-up graduate showcase features Textiles & Surface Design BA award winners Chloe Stokes and Holly Ball. The two winners were from portfolio interviews with our Curator Kaylee as part of their ‘Professional Practice’ module. Our award champions students who show strong potential and a commitment to continuing their practice after University as designer-makers.
15 September — Tours — 11am and 2pm (free) — Open to all
Find out more about the history of our Centre, from our fishmarket beginnings to centre for contemporary craft and design.
Until 23 September — Bee in the City
It is the final week for you to follow the bee trail and see our four small bees and the big Maker Bee outside of the centre.
Other activities — around the centre — Open to all
You can also make the most of spending time in our creative community by joining in with free tours and activities for all visitors, and by taking part in special 1:1 workshops with some of our resident makers including This Is Pewter, &made, and Katherine Lees.
You may also be interested in
Make a Visit. Make it Safe. Make it Local. Make it Count.
This August, we’d love for you to ‘make a visit’ when we re-open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in August, 11am to 5pm, so you can show your support for independent Makers and small businesses during these challenging times. If you’re looking for something to brighten up your home office or treat your loved ones, then you can make your purchases count by buying…
What to expect when you visit
FAQs What are your opening hours? We are open Fridays and Saturdays in August, 11am to 5pm. Outside of these hours, you can make appointments with Makers to visit their studios for individual enquiries and commissions. Are all of the studios open? The majority of our studios will be open on Fridays and Saturdays, although…