The GNCCF has teamed up with Oh OK Ltd and Plant Noma to bring you GNCCF LIVE.

Eight designer-makers, who will be exhibiting at the GNCCF in October, will set up pop up studios in PLANT NOMA, a new workshop space in central Manchester.

Come along to see them in action, chat to them about their work and making and have a go yourself in FREE drop-in workshops running every afternooon. See below for workshop details.

Friday 27th July -Sunday 30th July

Opening times:

10am – 6pm

Daily workshops 1-3pm

PLANT NOMA, Manchester M60 0AE (opposite the Pilcrow Pub)

Free entry - GNCCF LIVE  is suitable for visitors of all ages. Families are welcome but children under 16 will need to be supervised by parent/carer.


GNCCF LIVE: Programme and  Workshops

All demos and workshops are drop in. But to ensure we can accommodate everyone with space and equipment we would be grateful if you could register via our EVENTBRITE Page here

Friday 28 July

Potter, Victoria Dawes will be demonstrating wheel-throwing and the technique of scraffito to decorate her vessels.

Workshop: decorate your own pot/tile using scraffito. 


Textile designer Lydia Cotterell of Lydia Mary will be designing and screen-printing cloth. 

Workshop: design and screen-print your own t-towel. 


Saturday 29 July

Rosie Deegan will be hand-piercing intricate designs on metal plate.

Workshop: hand pierce your own decorative plate.


Chris Turrell-Watts will be hand building his quirky clay characters

Workshop: sculpt your own clay person or animal


Catherine Edwards – will be making leather accessories using traditional leatherworking techniques.

Workshop: make a personalised key ring with hand embossed initials.

Sunday 30 July

Jo Lavelle will be at her jewellery bench working on various pieces for the GNCCF.

Workshop: make a ring (cost may apply if work in silver)


Lauren Taylor works with thread to create colourful statement jewellery pieces.

Workshop: make your own bangle or necklace.


Heather Gillespie will be demonstrating the art of glass engraving using copper wheel.

Workshop: engrave your own designs on a jar to make a decorative tea light holder.