Makers Dozen: Our emphasis is on the Made.
Twelve Makers working in very different ways, living and practicing within the city, researching, engaging and making.
We are a group of Manchester based makers who come together to form Makers Dozen. With strong connections to the North West, the work we exhibit and the makers we give exposure to cover a broad variety of practices ranging from furniture and product designers to fine artists and photographers. Each exhibition features a broad spectrum of practices and highlights the variety that Northwest makers and designers have to offer. We have no hierarchy of disciplines and excel as a group the broader we become.
Our emphasis is on the made and we represent both current and future aspirations of Makers. Each exhibition intends to highlight the links Craft and Design make to the Art world, the North West, and the importance our objects have to everyday society. We are rooted in engaging people and sharing our practices, we want to open doors to studios and engage people with process and practice in whatever form.
Each exhibition sees the members of the Dozen changing and evolving. We are providing a platform for designers to bounce off each other, learn new skills, and gain much needed exposure. Exhibiting work from current students, recent graduates and more experienced practitioners, we cover a breadth of professional development and learn constantly from one another.
Makers Dozen are –
Kate Dunstone, Annie Carpenter, Jesse Cracknell, Josh Dodds, Joseph Hartley, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Charlie Manthorp, Laura Negus, Vinny Ratcliff, Michelle Shields, Eleanor Simms.