Emily Kidson

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

ExhibitionsEmily Kidson

I also went to Manchester Craft and Design Centre for the first time - what a great place! It is in the Northern Quarter and is home to 30 artists and makers who make and sell their handmade products directly to the public. It is open 6 days a week and you can walk in and wander around all the different studios seeing finished products, glimpsing tools and the working process. mcdc1

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Some of my favourites were Clare Hillerby jewellery, Kaper, paper sculptures by Kate Kelly (a new discovery and a wonderful studio with paper sculptures all over the walls - I didn't have the confidence to ask for a photo so you'll just have to go and see!) and Fir + Wren at Holm. Holm looked really cool from the outside (and by peering through the windows!) however it was closed so I didn't get to see it up close.

I thought Manchester Craft and Design Centre was a fantastic space, so inspiring and I wanted to move in!