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Feb – May 2017 Guide

We are delighted to announce our new programme for Jan –…

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3D Printing: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

In partnership with the University of Lincoln, The National Centre for…

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Demonstration
Live 3D Printing Demonstration With Artist Grace Du Prez

Come and see Grace demonstrate how the 3D printing pen works…

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Workshop
3D Printing Pen Millinery Workshop With Artist Grace Du Prez

Explore different millinery techniques to make your very own hat, headpiece…

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Workshop
3D Printing in Design: Young People’s Workshop With Artist Grace Du Prez

This workshop is for the budding designers and makers of tomorrow.…

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Education
3D Printing Education Pack

Alongside 3D Printing: The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful (open Sat 28 Jan…

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Design a 3D Printed Sweet Competition

In anticipation of The Magic Candy Factory’s visit on 11 Apr we…

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Live 3D Printed Sweet Demo

We are very excited to be hosting The Magic Candy Factory…

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Play Patches

Children are always getting holes in their clothes when playing. Inspired…

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Talk
Michael Eden The Hand and The Glove Gallery Tour and Q&A

We are delighted to welcome exhibiting artist Michael Eden to NCCD…

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Workshop
School Holidays! 3D MakerBot Returns for Easter

Visitors are invited to drop in anytime during Easter to watch…

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Workshop
School Holidays! Decorate Your Own Crockery with Kate McBride

Design your own mug, plate and cup & saucer on Limoge…

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Workshop
School Holidays! Decorate Our Cafe Crockery with Kate McBride

Join local ceramicist artist Kate McBride and up-cycle our cafe crockery…

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Exhibitions
What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?

This touring exhibition, curated by Liz Cooper, includes specially commissioned work…

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Workshop
‘Mending’ workshop with artist Celia Pym

Mending is a workshop that explores textile repair, how you do…

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Education
Made in the Middle Education Pack

Alongside Made in the Middle (open Sat 13 May – Sun 9 Jul 2017), our…

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Demo
Maker demonstration with Kate Bajic

Pop along and watch East Midlands maker Kate Bajic demonstrating her…

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Event
Made in the Middle Mindfulness

Situated in our main gallery amongst inspiring craft and design, join…

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Bank Holiday Family Workshop

Come and explore the themes of our exhibition through designing and…

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Pattern Cutting: Make a Shift Dress in a Day!

Interested in making your own clothes or want to learn to…

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Short-course
Life Drawing

We welcome experienced tutor Martyn Blundell for another season of monthly…

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Life Drawing with Ewa Szypula

Ewa teaches a variety of drawing techniques, allowing you to develop…

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Exhibitions
Made in the East Midlands: The Collectors

This year our annual showcase Made in the East Midlands celebrates…

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Young People
More 2 LOV & NCCD – Young People’s Outreach Day

Join us for a day of creativity!  Zest Theatre will be…

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The Remembered Hug

Come and participate in Karina Thompson’s latest project. Watch digital embroidery…

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Club
Tots Tuesdays! (FREE)

Each week babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers can have a go at…

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Exhibitions
Syann Van Niftrik: Dropped

‘Dropped’ is the result of a time based collaboration between Syann…

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Demo
Maker Demonstration with Melissa Montague

Melissa will demonstrate light hammer techniques and doming, she will also…

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Demo
Maker Demonstration with Sarah Villeneau

The demonstration will cover making textured slabs, manipulating soft slabs into…

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Demo
Maker Demonstration with Miranda Sharpe

Miranda will be demonstrating preparation of enamels and silver for enamelling…

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Demo
Maker Demonstration with Rebecca Winder

Rebecca will be demonstrating how to carve jewellers wax-forming designs that…

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Event
Silversmithing Saturday: Enamelling

Popular tutor and local jeweller Andrew Poole will introduce the basics…

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Workshop
Family Workshops – Awesome Apparel

During the holiday tots, older children and families can explore and respond…

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Limestone Sculpture Carving with James Sutton

In this introductory course you will design and create your own…

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talk
Shakaila Forbes-Bell founder of ‘Psychology of Fashion’ Blog Talk

With social media increasingly overpopulated it’s easy to suffer from the…

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Summer Sessions

This summer we have an inspiring series of fun, exploratory creative…

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Exhibitions
Jen V Wright

Graduating from Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery in 2016, Jen’s…

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Exhibitions
Nigel Cheney: Decorated

Decorated is an ongoing research project that explores the relationships between…

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Event
Schools out for summer!

Kick start your summer holiday with a fun packed family friendly…

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Exhibitions
Printers Inc. Ovals and Circles

Ovals and Circles is a response by local group Printers Inc.…

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Exhibitions
Kate Bajic: Practice, Develop, Develop, Practice

British jeweller Kate Bajic graduated from Loughborough University in 2003. Living…

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Exhibitions
Jane Perryman: Containing Time

Spanning a year in the form of a weekly diary, Containing Time examines…

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Exhibitions
Hannah Tounsend

Hannah Tounsend was selected by our sister organisation Design-Nation as the…

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Short course
Silversmithing Saturdays

Local jeweller Andrew Poole introduces the basics of Silversmithing in his…

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Short course
Silversmithing Evening Course

Local jeweller Andrew Poole introduces the basics of Silversmithing in his…

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Club
Printers Inc.

Every second Sunday of the month our intaglio print group meets…

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Club
NCCD Creative Young Minds

Our regular group for young people offers exciting opportunities throughout the…

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Workshop
Bank Holiday Family Workshop

On the Bank Holiday we have a session for children and…

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Club
Unplugged / Hub Writers

NCCD is brought to life every first Tuesday of the month…

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Meet the curator
Meet the Curator

If you are a designer/maker looking to exhibit your work then…

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Workshops
Continuing professional development (CPD) programme for creative practitioners

The National Centre for Craft & Design and Design Factory present…

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Portfolio review
Designer/Maker Portfolio Reviews

If you are a graduate or designer/maker seeking critical feedback on…

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Demonstration
Samantha Robinson

Samantha works with a subtle combination of ceramics, metals and textiles…

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Exhibition & Education Yearly Overview
Exhibitions
Made in the Middle: Contemporary Craft from the Midlands

Showcasing some of the best contemporary craft and applied art from…

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Club
NCCD Creative Young Minds

Join us for our young people’s group and create artwork and…

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Workshop
Designer/Maker Portfolio Reviews

If you are a designer/maker seeking critical feedback on your work…

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Workshop
Life Drawing with Ewa Szypula

Over summer 2017, hone your life drawing skills with our new…

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NCCD Touring
Touring: Michael Brennand-Wood

Seeds of Memory looks back over Michael Brennand-Wood’s 40 year career,…

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NCCD Touring
Touring: Here and Now

NCCD Touring Exhibition ‘Here and Now’ is the first major exhibition of international…

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NCCD Touring
Touring: Black Sheep The Darker Side of Felt

NCCD Touring Exhibition  Black Sheep continues its tour around the UK…

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NCCD Touring
Touring: Furniture Methods of Making

‘Furniture: Methods of Making’ consists of eight specially commissioned films that…

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NCCD Touring
Touring: The Other Mountain

‘The Other Mountain’ is an innovative jewellery exhibition celebrating contemporary Chinese jewellers. For…

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