Summer Updates For The Home

Spring has sprung and Summer is coming into full swing. Liven up your home with quality crafted pieces from our talented makers. Whether you’re after a detailed statement cushion or a colourful, shimmering wall piece, Manchester Craft & Design Centre will have something to give your home a craft-persons touch.

Ink Inc take a lot of their inspiration from animal forms, adding their distinctive illustrative style and playful humour to their pieces. We love this highly detailed, floral cushion: blooming hibiscus surrounded by gorgeously intricate hummingbirds, keen to get a taste of its sweet nectar. Visit Studio 20 to see Ink Inc‘s full range of statement homewares.


Often a blank wall can be quite overwhelming, so where to start? Why not bring the sunshine indoors with a shimmering painting by the talented Laura Richardson  from Studio 1. Her technique of using gold dust combined with etching through layers of paint creates texture, with vibrant colours escaping through the carved areas. Rich reds and blues will bring summery vibrance to any wall. Studio 1 also includes jewellers Amy Wilkinson Jewellery and Charlotte Verity so is definitely worth a visit!


One way to brighten up your home (quite literally), is to look to the talented Jane Blease for all your lighting needs. Her latest coolection – Gestalten – includes colours that she found around our gorgeous Victorian building, including vibrant turquoise and copper to represent the red brick. Hand printing onto oak andaAsh veneers, the natural grain is picked up by the paint and shown off beautifully. These rich colours make for a perfect summer centrepiece. Head to Studio 25 to see these lit to perfection.Our 19 studios are overflowing with vibrant craft and design, you’re sure to discover a perfect summer home update to complement any kind of decor; handcrafted to boot!