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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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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…

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How to Creatively Sell Through Storytelling

Written By Sophie Holt.   Storytelling is a simple yet effective marketing technique that is proven to make the process of selling your handmade work easier and more effective. It is, essentially, a more personal way of selling your work, one where you are not just selling the products that you make but also your…

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Future Makers 2018: From the Studios

Written By Sophie Holt.   Here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre we are passionate about supporting and nurturing new talent and our annual Future Makers exhibition does just that! This year our Resident Makers have selected seven new makers, all with their fantastic work on display in selected studios around MCDC. Each makers work…

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Meet our Future Makers 2018: Rachael Allcoat

Written by Alicia Eccleston.   In support of new, emerging talent, each year our resident makers hand pick promising ‘Future Makers’ to showcase their work here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. These new designers are either currently studying, recent graduates or newly emerging and this opportunity will bring their beautiful work into the spotlight….

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Meet our Future Makers 2018: Lois Jane Wiseman

Written by Sophie Holt.   In support of new, emerging talent, each year our resident makers hand pick promising ‘Future Makers’ to showcase their work here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. These new designers are either currently studying, recent graduates or newly emerging and this opportunity will bring their beautiful work into the spotlight….

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Opportunities for makers, designers and artists

Are you a maker, designer or artist? Are you looking to get involved in different projects or learn new skills? Here are our top picks for February! BIG: Selling on Etsy event Etsy are running multiple events across Greater Manchester to help those who have already set up a creative business or those wanting to…

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Meet our Future Makers 2018: Amy Quinn

Written by Sophie Holt.   In support of new, emerging talent, each year our resident makers hand pick promising ‘Future Makers’ to showcase their work here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. These new designers are either currently studying, recent graduates or newly emerging and this opportunity will bring their beautiful work into the spotlight….

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Meet our Future Makers 2018: Freja Burgess

Written by Sophie Holt.   In support of new, emerging talent, each year our resident makers hand pick promising ‘Future Makers’ to showcase their work here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. These new designers are either currently studying, recent graduates or newly emerging and this opportunity will bring their beautiful work into the spotlight….

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Meet our Future Makers 2018: Kitty Jones

Written by Sophie Holt.   In support of new, emerging talent, each year our resident makers hand pick promising ‘Future Makers’ to showcase their work here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. These new designers are either currently studying, recent graduates or newly emerging and this opportunity will bring their beautiful work into the spotlight….

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