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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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mother's day 2018 inspirations

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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