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Eunmi Kim ceramic cup

What’s on at MCDC

27th of February 2019 — 11:00am – 5:00pm — £20 to £25 (SOLD OUT): FRAMEWORK is a new professional development programme for artists, makers and photographers. Collaboratively developed and delivered by a-n, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Craft & Design Centre and Redeye, the Photography Network. This session will be practical and informative and will equip you with the knowledge…

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Meghan Graydon Darby artwork

Introducing Meghan Graydon Darby

  The team here at MCDC have been spotting talent at regional and national graduate shows since 2011, and have been awarding exhibitions to graduates for over 10 years! We hand-pick makers who we think are the “ones to watch” in the world of contemporary craft & design, shown with a SPOTTED! sign awarded to the…

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Maisie Smith Silversmith

Spotted 2018 : MMU

The team here at MCDC have been spotting talent at regional and national graduate shows since 2011, and have been awarding exhibitions to graduates for the last 11 years! We hand-pick makers who we think are the “ones to watch” in the world of contemporary craft & design, shown with a SPOTTED! sign awarded to…

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FRAMEWORK

A new professional development programme in Manchester for artists, makers and photographers.  Collaboratively developed and delivered by a-n, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Craft & Design Centre and Redeye, the Photography Network.  This programme is for artists and creative practitioners at any stage of their career, looking to develop professional skills that will support their practice.  Four…

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Introducing New Talent: Ara | the altar

Written by Sophie Holt.   Here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we love supporting new, emerging talent – after all we know how hard it can be to get your feet off the ground. At our recent March Maker Meet-Up we invited makers from all disciplines of craft and design to chat with us…

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How To Hack Networking As A Maker

Written By Sophie Holt.   As the owner of a craft business, its easy to fall into the trap of feeling isolated in your profession. This is most likely down to the fact that being a maker can often feel like a solo mission – constantly being in the studio on your own and continually…

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Introducing New Talent: Harriet Shooter-Redfearn

Written By Sophie Holt. Here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we love supporting new, emerging talent – after all we know how hard it can be to get your feet off the ground. At our recent March Maker Meet-Up we invited makers from all disciplines of craft and design to chat with us about…

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Introducing New Talent: Francesca Paolini

Written By Sophie Holt.   Here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we love supporting new, emerging talent – after all we know how hard it can be to get your feet off the ground. At our recent March Maker Meet-Up we invited makers from all disciplines of craft and design to chat with us…

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How to Get Your Handmade Work Stocked in Craft Shops

Written By Sophie Holt.   Whether you are an established maker or just starting out, there can be many benefits to selling your handmade crafts via a third party. From craft shops to museums and galleries, having your work stocked within an already established business can be a great way to get your name out…

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