What we do


Our mission is to facilitate opportunities for Education in the Arts through the provision of:



  • Workshops, demonstrations and taster days, in heritage and contemporary craft processes for diverse participants and audiences.

Many resident makers offer workshops in their respective craft discipline; click   here    to download or open the dm21 Workshop leaflet with full details.


  • Community engagement in local and national arts events; working with local schools and forming active partnerships with arts organisations.
  • Studios and exhibition spaces for professional craftspeople to create and exhibit high quality work.
  • A supportive and creative environment for individuals to develop and share their practice.

designermakersCIO intends to expand the opportunities available to both makers and learners:


  • Our newly converted ‘Potting shed’ is a ceramics studio run by our resident potter Kate Welton. With kiln, potting wheels, attendant tools and other hardware, it is also available to hire as a community resource.
  • ‘The Old White Forge’ is our screen print studio (with facilities donated by Disssigns) which has already been used for work with local schools, it will soon be available as a community resource.
  • Paul Sharrock is a new member in 2022, specialising in lithographic and intaglio processes. He will occupy the lower half of the ‘potting shed’ where he plans to produce, share, demonstrate and teach a variety of printing techniques.