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Inspirations From Our Makers This Mother’s Day

Written By Sophie Holt.

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, ‘don’t forget to buy mum a present’ will most likely appear on your to do list. Whether you are celebrating your mum, wife or any other special lady who has shaped your life – take this opportunity to show them that you care. There is no better way to do this than with a unique, handmade gift direct from our makers. It can sometimes be tricky to find that perfect present but there is no reason to fret, here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we are experts on these sorts of occasions. From lovingly handcrafted jewellery to decorative ceramic wall art, we have something that will brighten every mother’s special day.


Find the Perfect Gift for the Wonder Women in your Life

Browse a selection of handpicked crafts from our maker’s studios here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Each gift is handmade with love will be the perfect present to treat your mum this Mother’s Day.


Liliana Mandziuk Studio 12

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In terms of jewellery, we have plenty of fantastic options. Resident Maker Liliana Mandziuk hand crafts bold and contemporary pieces inspired by vivid colours, delicate metals and stones. Treat your mum to one of these stylish pieces and make her feel loved this Mother’s Day!


Sue Devine Studio 9

Instagram: @suedevine10

If it is textiles she is into, gift your mum one of these beautiful purses by Sue Devine, based here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre in studio 9.  Sue’s designs are made from soft leathers in a variety of vivid colours and textiles – the perfect addition to a handbag.


InkInc Studio 20

Instagram: @inkincdesign

And how about the perfect card? Look no further than Ink Inc illustrative designs, perfect to fill with a handwritten note to your mum. Ink Inc have a large selection of beautiful cards on display in their studio on the first floor at MCDC – why not come and take a look.


Lee Page Hanson Studio 4


We also have many makers working within ceramics, including the stunning work of Lee Page Hanson. His delicate yet striking designs are unique and perfect for spoiling your loved ones. You can pick up one of his beautiful pieces such as this floral ceramic tea bowl.


RA Designer Jewllery Studio 5

Instagram: @radesignerjewellery

If its something a little more personalised you are after, perhaps browse the work of RA Designs situated in studio 5 on the ground floor. The maker behind the studio Anne Rowson creates delicate contemporary designs, bespoke to the customer. This is the perfect opportunity to show your mum you care with a unique, one of a kind piece.


Kaper Studio 9

Instagram: @kaperkate

Looking for something a little different? The beautiful, paper sculptures crafted by Kaper could be your winner this Mother’s Day! Resident Maker Kate Kelly crafts exquisite and charming paper birds in a range of pretty pastel colours. Bespoke orders are always welcome – the perfect handmade gift.


Fir and Wren Studio 23

Instagram: @firandwren

Looking for the perfect last minute gift? You truly cannot go wrong with the timeless designs of Fir and Wren. This selection of quaint brooches in tones of yellow, blue and grey are inspired by natural forms and would make an excellent gift for your mum this Mother’s Day!