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A home for extraordinary crafts-people

  • Open
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • 10am to 5pm
  • or by appointment

An established hub of contemporary craft and creativity in the heart of Diss

designermakers21 perched at the top of the Heritage Triangle opposite the Corn Hall has become known for it's unique mix of excellent craft, educational interest and warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Beginning in May 2013 with the support of the trustees of the Corn Hall and the generosity of Diss Quakers four craft studios opened to the public one day a week. designermakers21 rapidly filled the warren of Victorian rooms which now support 11 craft studios, two galleries, a rolling, quarterly, showcase space, a large exhibition/workshop area, a silkscreen facility, a quarterly temporary studio and more in the planning.

This shared, creative and vibrant centre embraces heritage and contemporary craft practices with an inspiring range of textiles, prints, sculptures, mosaics, jewellery, stained glass, painting and digital print. We aim to educate and involve the community in all things craft while continuing to excel in our fields of expertise, providing our visitors with an experience to remember.

designermakers21 is open to the public 10am to 5pm Thursday to Saturday. You will be warmly welcomed by the makers as well as the team of volunteers.

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Film By Evan Griffiths

A young film and media student from the North West has been visited designermakers21 in 2016, filming members and the local area as part of his finals for his Degree, and has been released on Youtube click below to view it.

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a documentary by Evan Griffiths

The Diss Express

Click here to see an article in the Diss Express

We are looking for Crafters to showcase

We have an exhibition space for 3 designer/makers to showcase their work.

February, March, April £75
May, June, July £75
August, September, October £75
November, December, January £85

If you would like to have some of your work on show in the shop please download a PDF application form by clicking here.

download a Word format application form by clicking here.

We Are Looking for Volunteers

If you are interested in working in our shop on Thursday, Friday or Saturday download a PDF application for by clicking here.

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We are looking for Temporary Members to join our Project

If you are a designer/maker and are interested in having a temporary space for 3 months apply and download a PDF application form by clicking here

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We are looking for Members to join our Project

If you are a designer/maker and are interested in joining our exciting project please apply and download a PDF application form here

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We are looking for Associate Members to join our waiting list

Because of limited space in the shop we currently have enough Associate members, but if you are a designer/maker and interested in joining our waiting list please download a PDF application form by clicking here.

download a Word format application form here.

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