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Studio Space at Manchester Craft & Design Centre
27 May 2016 - Be part of Manchester Craft & Design Centre's creative community
Creative Workshops with Ruth Singer
26 May 2016 - Learn the art of fabric manipulation with Design Factory member Ruth Singer
Marketing opportunity for crafters and artists
25 May 2016 - Gorse Hill City Farm are offering the use of their farm park and education facilities throughout 2016 in particular during the school holidays as a marketing opportunity for makers to engage with a new audience.
'Sea and Shore' at Studio Fusion Gallery
24 May 2016 - Long summer days beach combing for beautiful and curious objects along the shoreline has inspired many artists and craftsmen. 'Sea and Shore' features jewellery and sculptures evoking the essence of this experience.
Arts & Crafts Design Award 2016
23 May 2016 - The Arts & Crafts Design Award is an international, annual competition for all nominated artisans, craftspeople and designers. The primary aim of the award is to honour and support the best ideas and concepts and recognise its excellence in realisation.


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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