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 with kiln, potting wheels, attendant tools and other hardware, to be used 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.