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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.

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