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after dark

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&madelikes…

…something to look forward to at MCDC Manchester Craft & Design Centre!

beer mat

after dark

Northern Quarter After-Dark is part of Manchester After-Hours festival, a one off evening of arts, culture & music taking place across the city on Thursday 15th May in conjunction with Culture 24 & Museums at Night.

Join us around the Northern Quarter from 6pm, for a nocturnal celebration of the best of creativity in our city, showcased in unique venues & in unexpected ways. 

Participating venues include: 
Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 oak street, m4 5jd
Matt & Phreds, The Bay Horse, Common, Twenty Twenty Two, MMU Unit X & The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art to name but a few…

Once a place of hard physical graft, the Northern Quarter is now Manchester’s boho district for the hip & happening, where mill workers, weavers & market traders have been replaced by artists, designers, & independent boutiques. On this night the areas arts venues & galleries, shops & restaurants, pubs & bars will be mixing it up in one big cultural mash-up.’ – Creative Tourist

find out more  www.craftanddesign.com

 

 

Written by andrea

May 9th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

july

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july peg doll

half the year gone & the start of another busy month @&made!

 

in two weeks we have our next launch event @ manchester craft & design centre – you can follow this link & find more details here;

 

 http://www.craftanddesign.com/exhibitions/craftinghistory

 

along with my fellow tenants i am working on my exhibition piece which will be donated by &made for our charity auction in november.

 

but before that we aim to finish work on our new studio – no.21 – almost there now, complete two more commissions – already wip, plan & deliver a new workshop @ whitworth art gallery in three weeks, tweak our  plan for a tenant led workshop mc&dc in september, continue r&d on new work for the great northern contemporary craft fair in october – it’s nice to have a few surprises – & stay on top of stock levels for the shop!

i like to keep busy!

 

Written by andrea

July 1st, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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best new maker award

best new maker award

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2011

i had a fab time & a wonderful compliment at GNCCF in october this year when &made was awarded the ‘best new maker award – presented to me by angela mann, one of the fairs originators & organisers. this is genuinely one of my proudest, personal, moments as my endeavours in the past have always been joint ones & always part of a much bigger concern. ofcourse i couldn’t do any of this without all the support & efforts of francis too – he designed, transported, assembled & built the stand with the help of our son, danny. i did my impression of someone in a panic…

…i’m getting to be quite good at that too!

Written by andrea

November 5th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

&made with a flourish

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flourish

 

 

& with a flourish

i was really happy when &made was invited to take part in the spring exhibition at arteria in lancaster but even happier to arrive at the gallery and see the lovely window display featuring so many of the &made products.

thank you jane !  

Written by andrea

May 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

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smart deco workshop

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smart deco workshop
smart deco workshop

 

Bank  holiday weekend at the Whitworth art gallery – what could be better ? A select group of keen crafters gathered together on Sunday afternoon for a few hours creating, stitching & making. Everyone was keen to experiment & try something new, inspired by the wonderful, ‘ Walls are talking’, wallpaper exhibition at the Whitworth.   

 

 

 

 

needle & thread
needle & thread

 

 Thanks to Francis Vose for being on hand to take the photographs.   

 

 

 

Written by andrea

September 5th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

window dress-ing

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farrow & ball gown

farrow & ball gown

 

i‘ve had a  fab few days, designing & making this frock, using some beautiful farrow & ball wall paper samples.

thanks to debbie peers who owns the  lovely millan interiors shop and design service in parbold, lancashire for giving me this dream job.  the farrow & ball gown was commissioned for a new window dressing display;  i couldn’t resist attempting matching bag and shoes just to complete the picture!

it’s wierd how two completely seperate projects come along from entirely different sources yet are linked. following on the heels of the window dressing project i have been lucky enough – again -  to be involved in a course of workshops being run over the summer at the whitworth art gallery.  the interior design course has been inspired by the current exhibition – ‘ the walls are talking’ . four of my lovely fellow tenants are running consecutive weeks of skills workshops designed to explore various techniques & ideas with a group of keen and ambitious crafters.  we’re all looking forward to it, i’ll report back – hopefully with some images of our creations.

a big thank you to ed watts for involving mc&dc tenants in this project.

 

Written by andrea

August 15th, 2010 at 7:22 pm