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Applications now out for Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair
11 Feb 2016 - Admire commission and buy direct from a stunning range of jewellery, textiles, furniture, wooden home wares, ceramics and porcelain, glass, stone carving, basketry, leather bags, fashion accessories, metalwork and sculpture.
Call out for Ceramic Art York
10 Feb 2016 - Ceramic Art York is a Craft Potters Association event presented in partnership with York Museums Trust.
Applications open for Tent London
09 Feb 2016 - Tent London is where the worlds latest Independent Designers and Studios show and launch.
Calderdale Rising
08 Feb 2016 - 1,000 businesses were flooded in Calder Valley on Boxing Day. This project is to help 103 of them to get back on their feet & smile again!
Apply for Gifted 2016 NOW!
08 Feb 2016 - The National Centre for Craft & Design is once again inviting applications from talented designer/makers and specialist food suppliers for its popular Gifted Contemporary Christmas Market.


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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