Studio 20a Launches this Saturday . . .
After years of dreaming of having a shop of my own at the Craft Centre, I would now like to invite you to the launch of Studio 20a, my new studio & shop at Manchester Craft & Design Centre!
I hope you can join me in celebrating the start of my new exciting venture!
Studio 10/11 are also launching where Helen Tiffany and Ella McIntosh of THIS IS PEWTER have now teamed up. We will be open from 10am to 5.30pm and offering free gift wrapping on all sales on the day!
Images: Left: Clare Hillerby | Middle: THIS IS PEWTER | Right: Helen Tiffany
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is also on this Saturday if you are planning on visiting both, you can get the free shuttle bus to/from Shudehill and we are a 5 minute walk from there. (5 minute walk from Arndale Centre or 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens)
Clare Hillerby | Studio 20a, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD
I have made progress at my new studio / shop here at the craft centre. All the painting, bench building, cabinet hanging, shelf making and days of painting everything in sight are coming to a close! I’ve just hung drawers of jewellery in the window today and the last big job is to hang my sign, but I am very happy to be open and it’s all going nicely!
It’s been awhile, it’s been so very busy!
I am so pleased to announce that I now have my own Studio & Shop at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. When I first visited Manchester 4 years ago I visited the Craft Centre and have been dreaming of having my own place to work and sell my jewellery and collages.
I have now been here in Manchester for 3 1/2 years, I can’t believe it’s been that long, but at the same time a very short time to find a lovely flat, my very own shop, good friends, and my soul mate!
We are open to visit from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5.30pm, then Sunday’s too in December.
I will be having a special launch very soon, once I have painted some more and made some work benches I will set a date and announce it here!
Over the upcoming, just over a week, I will be preparing for the Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair … the list of exhibitors is now on-line, plenty of reasons to visit! Hope you can come and support some great makers …
It’s the return of Forming Words! An exhibition which originated with Flow gallery in February 2013 before touring to Manchester Craft + Design Centre later that year. It is continuing by touring to Clotworthy House in Antrim from 10 March to 10 May and then on to Roe Valley Arts + Cultural Centre in Limavady (June to August TBC).
I’ve been working on this necklace ready for the show and wanted to show its process.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the coming new year, what will it bring! Thank you all for your lovely support over the year, it is very much appreciated.