Celebrating its 10th edition, the multi award-winning GNCCF – now part of the Design Manchester festival – is one of the leading selling events for contemporary craft in the UK, attracting over 6000 visitors. It showcases contemporary craft to buy from over 160 selected designer-makers in: ceramics, glass, jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, wood, paper, silver, metal, product design, print-making and more. The GNCCF shows work from new and established makers, from emerging graduates to high end makers. Visitors can chat to the makers and buy or commission work directly from them.
Since 2008, when Thomas Heatherwick opened the show, the GNCCF has become a much-anticipated highlight in the North’s cultural calendar. It was voted Small Event of the Year at Manchester’s Tourism Awards 2014, having previously won in 2011, and was a Finalist in the Northern Design Awards 2013.
There will be an opening event in the evening of Thursday 12 October.
A list of exhibiting artists is available on the GNCCF website.
The GNCCF is supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery Grant for the Arts.