Latest News

Assistant wanted
29 Jul 2014 - Opportunity for an emerging ceramic artist or graduate with experience in hand building to work with Anna Lambert
New work needed for CDS Gallery
22 Jul 2014 - CDS Gallery & Studio is situated within the rural setting of the Cotesbach Estate Stable Yard and is part of a creative business community. They support handmade British contemporary craft, helping both emerging and established designers reach a wider audience.
2014 New Mills Festival
22 Jul 2014 - New Mills Community Festival is a 2-week annual celebration of community and cultural spirit through a diverse range of activities from talks and walks to concerts, gigs, exhibitions and an impressive lantern procession.
The Great British portfolio for Craft, Design and Product unveils a bright new future
20 Jul 2014 - In collaboration with Design Factory and The National Centre for Craft & Design, with North Kesteven District Council.
Leicester Print Workshop opportunities
17 Jul 2014 - LPW promote, sustain and advance fine art printmaking as a contemporary visual art form; as a craft; as a focus for exhibitions and commissions; in schools, with community groups, to artists and to the general public.


Welcome to Design Factory

Arts Council

Design Factory is the leading creative development agency in the East Midlands.


Bursting with ideas and inspiration, this website showcases award-winning and unique products designed and handmade by the very best makers from the East Midlands region of the UK.


From sumptuous textiles and sculptural ceramics to contemporary furniture and jewellery, there is sure to be something for you, your home or someone special!


We are working with hundreds of selected designer/makers from across the region to help them achieve their ambitions. If you are a designer/maker, visit our membership page and find out what we can do for you!

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