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Job Vacancy: Volunteer Coordinator

Freelance Volunteer Coordinator Manchester Craft & Design Centre 1 day per week for 12 months £110.00 per day (£5,720 total contract) Manchester Craft and Design Centre (MCAD) offers a unique space for makers to create, present and sell the best of contemporary craft and design to the public and has done since 1982.  We are…

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London Craft Week Top Picks

Our Exhibitions and Events Coordinator and Craft Guru, Kaylee Jenkinson, looks ahead to London Craft Week with some must-visit exhibitions and happenings to go and see: I’m excited to be visiting London Craft Week next week. Each year London celebrates exceptional craftsmanship through a programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops, and events in a huge variety…

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Studio Space Opportunities

  ** NEW STUDIO SPACE OPPORTUNITIES ** Studio Space Opportunity – Studio 5 A rare and unique business opportunity has become available at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. RA Designs, our most established business, is looking for a studio share (studio 5). This is suitable for someone mid-career who is looking to expand their business….

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Future Makers 2019

Future Makers 2019 launch: Thursday 7 February, 6pm – 8pm, free Each year our Resident Makers hand pick innovative makers who are either studying, have recently graduated, or just starting their creative businesses. Our makers generously share their studios and expertise with the Future Makers, showcasing and selling their work and bringing emerging craft and design…

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Spotted 2018 : Interview with Ishy Miller

Ishy Miller graduated from the Textile Design course at The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee earlier this year, she strives to show to beginners interested in dressmaking how the craft can be straightforward and gratifying, as opposed to its often difficult and daunting perceptions.  She develops simplified dressmaking kits ideal for…

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Spotted 2018 : Interview with Meghan Graydon Darby

Meghan graduated from the Textiles in Practice course at Manchester school of Art earlier this year. Meghan looks at the everyday and the many things we tend to overlook as part of our identity and culture. She explores elements from her past surroundings and identity as part of her primary inspiration, referring to the traits of…

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Glass vessels

Spotted 2018 : Interview with Bethany Fowkes

Bethany Fowkes graduated from the Design Crafts course at De Montfort University earlier this year, she specialises in glasswork and is inspired by patterns and colours that are around her. Following her graduation and degree show, we spoke further with Jess about her work and how she plans to move forward with her practice.   Where…

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Spotted 2018 : Interview with Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton graduated from the Three Dimensional Design course at Manchester school of Art earlier this year. Andrew designs furniture and products primarily for mass and batch production, with the simple aim to produce beautiful and useful everyday objects. Following his graduation and degree show, we spoke further with Andrew about his work and how he plans to…

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Glass plate blue and transparent

Spotted 2018 : Interview with Jess Davids

  Jess Davids graduated from the Design Crafts course at De Montfort University earlier this year, she specialises in Glass work and is strongly inspired by Sri Lankan eating culture and tuk-tuks. Following her graduation and degree show, we spoke further with Jess about her work and how she plans to move forward with her…

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Spotted at New Designers 2018

Visiting New Designers, in London is always a very exciting time. This year we spotted so much amazing talent on display. Five makers stood out from the crowd as our ‘spotted’ selection for 2018. Ishy Miller: Ishy is a keen dressmaker and wants to show people that the craft is much easier than what one might…

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