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Louisa Finch exhibiting as part of Contemporary Glass Society
25 May 2015 - 'Wish You Were Here' exhibition at the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge.
Meet the Manufacturer
23 May 2015 - Following the unprecedented success of the flagship show in 2014, Meet the Manufacturer returns in 2015 at London’s historic Tobacco Dock, providing more than double the opportunity for you to find the best factories in the UK.
Louisa Finch exhibiting as part of The Gathering exhibition
20 May 2015 - Exhibition presentin the work of a closely knit group of makers bound together by the intensity and challenge of the Crafts Council professional development scheme, Hothouse, which offers selected makers a tailor-made, six month programme of business and creative support.
‘Views from the Valley’ - Solo Exhibition by Belper Artist Ruth Gray
19 May 2015 - This solo exhibition will feature paintings based on the theme of the valley which draws inspiration from Industrial heritage and its impact on the Derwent Valley and surrounding landscape.
Future Factory - FABLAB London & RSA Workshop
19 May 2015 - Future Factory and Creative Quarter would like to invite you to this unique, one day workshop where you will learn how to design incorporating the ethos of the Circular Economy model and get hands on with the FabLab’s making processes!


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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