Latest News

British Ceramics Biennial - Applications now open
30 Jan 2015 - The British Ceramics Biennial is returning to Stoke-on-Trent for a fourth time from the 26 Sept to 8 Nov 2015 and applications are now open for the prestigious AWARD and FRESH exhibitions.
Creative stars of the future EMERGE!
29 Jan 2015 - Design Factory members prepare to launch their work at Ferrers Gallery this spring
‘A Different Scene’ – Call for expressions of interest
29 Jan 2015 - A major new commission for Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, National Trust
Established creative Bailgate business looking for new owner
29 Jan 2015 - An exciting opportunity for anyone with a creative flair and some retail acumen who would like to step into the shoes of one of Lincoln’s favourite independent shops.
Are you a maker looking for a studio?
29 Jan 2015 - Design Factory member Smashing Chintz has half a studio available in London


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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