MCDC Makers at Home’s Manchester Open

At HOME Manchester

Sat 3rd Feb – Sun 28th Apr 2024

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Manchester Craft and Design resident makers Ella McIntosh & Bhaggie Patel will be exhibiting at this year’s Manchester Open Exhibition at HOME

Taking place every two years, the Open Exhibition is the biggest celebration of Greater Manchester’s creative talent. Between Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 28th April 2024, the HOME Gallery walls will be filled with 480 artworks, selected by a panel consisting of art experts and community representatives. Open to all, those who already identify as artists and those who don’t, the Manchester Open brings together artwork including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, digital and mixed media, video, audio and more.

Ella McIntosh

‘Cityscape’ is a landscape of contemporary pewter objects which showcase the recent development within my pewtersmithing practice. Through this development, I have introduced the method of pewter casting into my, primarily sheet metal-based, practice. I have been pushing the boundaries and limits of traditional pewter casting methods to create large complex slabs of pewter with repeated texture or design directly inspired by the ever-changing landscape of Manchester as a city undergoing a construction boom.’

Bhaggie Patel

Bhaggie and her daughter Shakti are ceramicists who are passionate about creativity as a healing force. Their work exposes the chaos of human emotions, juxtaposing raw organic pit fired and Raku work with playfully glazed, spirited pieces. The duo now run Imprints of Earth Ceramics on the 1st floor of the Centre. Bhaggie was one of Manchester Craft and Design Centre’s Hands On Bursary winners and exhibitors. We’re delighted that Bhaggie’s piece ‘Unique Horse Hair Raku fired Sculptural Orb’ has been selected for this year’s Manchester Open Exhibition.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Saturday 3rd February – Sunday 28th April 2024
Ground Floor Gallery, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
Tickets: FREE
You can book a free ticket to receive priority entry to the exhibition here.