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Call for Applicants : Stanley Picker Fellowships Design & Fine Art 2017 Design & Fine Art
13 May 2017 - The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2017.
11 May 2017 - A love of colour is the focus of Ferrers Gallery’s summer exhibition this year. All the colours of the rainbow will be represented as the three floors of the Ferrers Gallery explode with hues and tones.
Enamel Jewellery Surface Patterns and Textures workshop with Miranda Sharpe
09 May 2017 - Explore creating surface patterns and textures with simple enameling techniques.
Manipulated Fabrics with Pattern & Print with Jennifer Collier
07 May 2017 - This workshop will show fabric manipulation techniques using both hand and machine stitch, such as pleating, patch-working and molar work.
Le Livre Libre Exhibition by Greendoor Printmaking Studio’s Print Guild
05 May 2017 - 'Le livre libre' (The Free Book) is an original exhibition of artists' books and illustrative prints created by Green Door Printmaking Studio's Print Guild.


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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!


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