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Craft Shop
 
Opening Times

Monday
10am - 7.30pm
Tuesday
10am - 7.30pm
Wednesday*
10am - 7.30pm
Thursday
10am - 7.30pm
Friday
10am - 7.30pm
Saturday*
10am - 7.30pm
Sunday
11am - 5pm
* Closed during matinees at 2.30pm 
 
Open Competition 2015
Are you...
Aged 16+?
Based in Greater Manchester?
An amateur/professional maker?
Passionate about crafts?
For more information on how to apply to exhibit your work in spring 2015, please click here - Application Form and Criteria For Entry.
 
 
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Own Art
The Craft Shop offers the Own Art *interest-free loan (*Representative 0% APR) for purchases between £100 and £2,000. For more details ask a member of staff or log on to the Own Art website at www.ownart.org.uk 
own art

About the Craft Shop

The Craft Shop was established in October 1981 within the iconic Royal Exchange Theatre building in the lively St. Ann's Square, close to The Arndale Shopping Centre and public transport links. We are proud to be celebrating over 30 years of selling and promoting British handmade contemporary crafts.
 
 Craft Shop 
 
Visit the Craft Shop and find original contemporary gifts, treat yourself to an individual piece of jewellery or simply browse the FREE changing exhibitions in The Great Hall. Displays change regularly so there is always plenty to see - colourful jewellery, luxurious textiles, functional ceramics, sculptural woodwork and exquisite glass, plus a wide selection of greetings cards and stationery. Commissions are welcome.

WE ARE NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 2015 OPEN COMPETITION!
FIND OUT MORE
 
Current Exhibitions
 
Glass Fusion
27 August - 2 November
A group exhibition of blown and kiln formed glassware by various makers, displayed in the colonnade cabinets.

 
Snowdon Design and Craft Solo Exhibition
16 September - 19 October
An exhibition of framed and unframed prints by local artist Alexander Snowdon.
 
Graduate Showcase
1 October - 1 November
A solo exhibition of ceramics inspired by clothes patterns by Emma Dickinson, selected from this year's MMU 3D Design degree show. (Pictured below).
 
Emma DickinsonEmma Dickinson
Please visit our exhibitions page for more details.