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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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5 inspirations from MCDC this Valentine’s day

Written by Helene Charrara A Creative Heart Our philosophy on present giving is inspired by the concept of a creative heart. Creative hearts offer us an alternative to mass produced goods such as chocolate – and – flowers combos. A creative heart is an inventive person who puts energy and thought, not just money into…

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Meet our Future Makers 2018: Hayley Grafflin

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: Ralph Shuttleworth

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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Meet Lee Page Hanson

  Meet Lee Page Hanson, an incredibly skilled ceramicist who has been working from studio 4 at MCDC for over 20 years! You can find his website here. Film credit © Slant Media UK

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Does The Perfect Work Life Balance Exist?

Written by Sophie Holt.   With the onset of the new year and the daunting return to work beginning – it seems more important than ever to begin 2018 with a clear head. As a maker who is most likely self employed or balancing multiple projects at once, a balance between work and life can…

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