We are….

Professional. Confident. Generous. Inspiring. Storytellers. Talent Spotters. 

In the heart of Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter, Manchester Craft & Design Centre is home to 30 resident artists & makers who design, create and make a variety of handmade products, from textiles and ceramics to pewter and paint, all of which can be bought on-site from the maker themselves in their independent and unique studios six days a week.

Alongside this MCDC hosts an innovative and exciting exhibition and events programme, showcasing the best of contemporary craft and design from both established and emerging talent. Our diverse workshops are a great way for both professionals and amateurs alike to get ‘hands-on’ and develop and enhance their skills, from our ‘Make with Makers’ day sessions to our ‘Creative Business Development’ workshops.

Winner of: Manchester Tourism Awards 2013, best ‘Independent Tourism Retailer’

Through this blog we will give you behind the scenes insights into Manchester Craft & Design Centre, from exhibition installation to looking at the many secrets of our old fish market building.

If there’s something you’d like to see featured on the blog, let us know by emailing volunteers@craftanddesign.com.


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