Latest News

Handmade Britain - Call for Applications
28 Mar 2017 - Following a show-stopping tenth anniversary event, Handmade in Britain will be returning to the Kings Road with their flagship Chelsea craft fair
Afternoon Tea: Six Week Ceramic Course
27 Mar 2017 - Make your own personalised tea or coffee set in this six week slip casting course.
Marketing and sales co-ordinator at Aorta
26 Mar 2017 - An exciting opportunity has arisen for a marketing and sales co-ordinator to join Aorta, a small, multidisciplinary company specializing in interior and furniture design.
Handmade Edinburgh - Call for Applications
26 Mar 2017 - Following the success of the launch in 2016, Handmade in Britain will return to Scotland for the second year of Handmade Edinburgh.
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Festival
25 Mar 2017 - Call for applications


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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