Latest News

Artists selected for the fifth edition of Jerwood Makers Open
02 Jul 2015 - Five exciting new talents in contemporary applied arts will premiere works in a group exhibition to mark the fifth edition of Jerwood Makers Open.
Apply for Design Factory membership - special offer for 2015 graduates!
29 Jun 2015 - If you think you've got what it takes, what are you waiting for? Be part of Design Factory's Next Generation!
Opening of Michael Brennand-Wood: Seeds of Memory
29 Jun 2015 - Inspired by The National Centre for Craft and Design, Seeds of Memory will transpose the organic into the conceptual, allowing the audience access and engagement with the creative process.
Jewellery Night School with Alys Power
29 Jun 2015 - Held at Nottinghams very own Jewellery Quarter, Focus Gallery on Derby Road, this is a six week Wednesday night evening class in all things jewellery. Suitable for beginners up to more experienced makers.
Julie Vernon launches her sculpture of Aardman Animations Shaun the Sheep.
29 Jun 2015 - One of 70 giant sculptures individually designed by artists, designers and celebrities that will feature on the Bristol Shaun in the City trail


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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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