Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
Celebrating its 10th edition in October 2017, the multi award-winning GNCCF 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.
As part of our 10th anniversary in 2017, we are delighted to annouce that the GNCCF has partnered up with Design Manchester - DM17 - and will form part of this annual October festival. The Design Manchester Festival offers more than 50 events in locations all over Manchester from 11 to 22 October 2017, including the Design Conference, the annual Great Debate, the Design City Weekender and numerous exhibitions, talks, workshops and parties. For details of all festival events, visit www.designmcr.com.
The GNCCF is supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery Grant for the Arts.
Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
The LNCCF is a smaller selected spin-off retail event which takes place in Spring and Christmas at AltrinchamTown Hall.
The GNCCF has partnered up with OH OK Ltd at PLANT NOMA to host GNCCF LIVE, which offers free demos and workshops delivered by leading designer-makers. Sign up to our newsletter for GNCCF announcements.
Consultancy services and education
GNE run Maker Development Workshops and Ann-Marie Franey and Angela Mann are regularly invited to speak at colleges or to groups of makers. Our presentations and workshops can be tailored to suit your requirements.
We have a vast knowledge of makers, both new and established, and offer a consultancy service for shops, galleries and museums on suitable work to stock for permanent retail showcases and temporary exhibitions.
If you are interested in finding out how we can work with you then we'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch at email@example.com