Read about the
history of Manchester Craft & Design Centre, from 1873 right up to the present
day, and see a collection of photos from our archive dating back to our fish market
Ground Floor Studios
Studio 3: Linzi Ramsden Ceramics
The framed porcelain pieces on the
outside wall of Linzi’s studio are inspired by the Ancoats Peeps - brass eyepieces set into walls in the Ancoats area, through which you
can glimpse a space that has been walled up for some time, but that is not
Studio 10-11: Ella McIntosh, THIS IS PEWTER &
Helen Tiffany Glass
Helen and Ella have
chosen to celebrate the Manchester worker bee and how this historic emblem of
Manchester is still so relevant today. With words such as industry and community
being a driving force for Manchester Craft & Design Centre over the last
30+ years, it’s a reminder of the importance of looking back as well as
forward. The bee is highlighted in the window alongside Helen’s new range of
monochrome geometric glassware and Ella’s pewter Manchester bee jewellery range.
First Floor Studios
Studio 21: &made
vastae piscis’ – hand woven loom fish in a world of paper seaweed, inspired by
the building that now houses Manchester Craft & Design Centre and the
city’s textile heritage. &made combined fish market imagery with textiles
for the window installation upstairs at Studio 21.
Studio 25: Nell Smith, Jane Blease, Kathryn Edwards
and The Magpie’s Daughter
Inspired by medieval illustrations, Studio
25 are creating a marvelous medley of mash-up creatures that would have been
found at Manchester Craft & Design Centre over the years. This
collaborative project will evolve over the course of the festival, look out for
Lobster-men, Chicken-mice, Cat-eels and much more!
Read Nell Smith's blog post on creating a display for Heritage Windows here.