UPCOMING: Heated Exchanges

As we approach the launch of our first ever glass exhibition, our Exhibitions & Events Officer Kaylee Jenkinson, reveals why she wants to share her love of glass with Manchester... "I’ve absolutely loved researching and putting together Heated Exchanges. I’m really lucky in my job that I get to work with a whole range of different… Continue reading UPCOMING: Heated Exchanges


HAND CRAFT: Work in Progress

With just one week to go until the launch of HAND CRAFT, 49 artists, makers and designers are adding the finishing touches to the individual panels which will make up a large-scale mural at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Collage, textiles, glass, ceramics, wood, illustration and painting all feature across the panels and reflect the diversity of creativity in… Continue reading HAND CRAFT: Work in Progress


This week our resident makers are beginning work on their individual section of a 49 piece mural for our upcoming exhibition HAND CRAFT. Each of the 49 panels were delivered this week on a newly produced HAND.01 refillable, paper-topped table by new British design studio HAND as part of a special collaboration with our makers, Manchester based creatives and paper pioneers G.F… Continue reading UPCOMING: HAND CRAFT


For the second year in a row we have awarded three Textiles and Surface Design graduates from the University of Bolton the opportunity to run a four-day pop up show here at MCDC in September. We will also give them installation support and digital promotion, and a discounted place at one of our Creative Business Development workshops.… Continue reading UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON POP-UP SHOWCASE AWARD 2016

Future Makers 2016 – A Review

Degree Show Season is approaching and Future Makers is drawing to a close for another year. So for those who missed it (and those who didn't!), here's our round-up of the 11 new graduate makers who featured in our studios this year...   Mark Newman http://www.marknewmanjewellery.com Mark's work is influenced by theories surrounding the Human Condition. Through the… Continue reading Future Makers 2016 – A Review