Archive for the ‘manchester craft and design centre’ tag

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

new nest

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bird box

studio 21                                                               

it’s been a while…

& no excuses just been really busy moving into a new studio, no.21 at manchester craft & design centre – the aim being the same – just bigger!

&made is open now, it’s not quite finished but thanks to francis, all the hard work, we’re getting there. just think – next week we may even get a sunday off!

 

Written by andrea

June 18th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

thank you

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thank you

thank you

i think this will be my last post for 2011 – so i just want to wish all my lovely customers, stockists, exhibitors, suppliers, friends & my wonderful family a very merry christmas & a happy new year.


& thank you for all the support & encouragement you continue to give me at &made.


just as an after thought… i really think i should try harder with the &made blog – perhaps a new year revolution?


Written by andrea

December 22nd, 2011 at 6:26 pm

product of the month !

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productofthemonthMARCH
doorstop cacti

 

manchester craft & design centre launch a new ’product of the month’ feature in march.

 

&made have been chosen to kick start spring with these tactile & colourful hand felted, knitted & recycled doorstop cacti available in a wide variety of terracotta pots.

 

& we always have a supply of our signature product – cacti pin cushions - in stock.

 

 

Written by andrea

March 12th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

new year – new shoes

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bunny ears

bunny ears

 

new year – new baby – new shoes !

available now in three chalky colours & chalk –

too cute for words – so I won’t waste any more !

 

 

Written by andrea

February 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

uten.silo

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uten silo

uten silo

 

my fab uten.silo wall storage attracts a lot of attention i promised to post some information for all my interested customers. 

first launched in 1969 under the name of  ‘wall all’  it was designed by dorothee becker, who was married to lighting designer ingo maurer. becker was a self taught designer & developed the uten.silo whilst working in maurer’s studio. it was designed at the time when plastic was becoming a popular material in the manufacture of household items, although production  was halted in 1974 due to the oil crisis. subsequently  becker has granted permission to the vitra design museum to re-issue the uten.silo. the various sized pockets, hooks & clips make it an adaptable addition to home & office & my studio!

 

suppose i should tell you where to buy one…   the conran shop, Salts Mill in Saltaire & one or two other discerning outlets.

& i recently spotted it on www.nest.co.uk !

 

Written by andrea

February 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

hello!

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threadle headle portrait

threadle headle portrait

 

hello! i’ve been looking forward to launching the &made blog – even tho’ i am finding it just a little bit scary! since the &made studio opened at the end of november 2009 i have enjoyed meeting all the interesting people who visit and support manchester craft and design centre and this blog seems like a natural extension to that. i intend to use this space as a means of keeping all my lovely friends, clients and supporters up to date with new products, stockists and my occasional trips out into the big wide world!

the first of these, for 2010, was  chorlton arts festival on saturday may 22nd. as usual the craft fair  was a really enjoyable event; a sunny day, an appreciative audience and a lovely venue in the upstairs room at st.clements church on edge lane in chorlton. it was lovely to see some familiar faces – and quite a few new ones! suzanne, another mc&dc tenant - from devine designs, and i had really enjoyable afternoon; talking, drinking tea, selling our work and promoting the craft centre…and not necessarily in that order! 

Written by andrea

June 27th, 2010 at 7:43 pm