Latest News

High Peak Artists - Derbyshire H₂O
27 Jun 2017 - Over 30 artists & makers interpreting the theme of water in their own unique way.
Call for Applications: Handmade Oxford 2018
26 Jun 2017 - First edition of Handmade Oxford, the contemporary crafts & design fair at the elegant and historic Oxford Town Hall.
Surface Details - Exhibition by Stevie Davies Contemporary Glass
25 Jun 2017 - An exploration of the overlooked details, textures and patterns found all around us
Visit Design Factory members at Potfest in the Park
23 Jun 2017 - Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond. All with very distinctive individual styles, all passionate about working with clay.
The London Artisan
21 Jun 2017 - The London Artisan is a curated marketplace in the heart of East London.


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!

Find out more...