Summer Expo 22 | Upstairs Gallery @designermakers21 11th-27th August

An exhibition of art by local people, celebrating their talent and creativity.

Featuring a wonderful variety of work including: paintings, prints, illustrations, ceramics, sculpture,
constructed textiles, mixed media.

Visit the exhibition every Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm from the 11th to 27th August.


summer open exhibition poster

Keeley Chapman – Solo Show | 1st-25th September 2022

A solo show by ceramicist Keeley Chapman

‘Wife, mother and artist creating interpretative sculpture by harnessing the raw elements of nature: earth, fire, air and water. Beautifully unique and decorative pieces forged in the ancient art of raku.

Keeley evokes fragility in her art and uses materials which have been weathered naturally. Often this involves firing clay at lower temperatures and using glazes which, over time, can react to their environment. This natural decay hints at the circle of life: from the earth, of the earth, and back to the earth.’

Visit the exhibition every Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Open evening Friday 9th September.

Join Keeley on Saturday 17th September for a demonstration and ‘have a go day’. More details to follow!


Norfolk Open Studios | 24th September – 8th October 2022

designermakers21 will be taking part in Norfolk Open Studios this Autumn, we look forward to welcoming you to the studios!

The studios and galleries will be open as usual every Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm, as well as two additional Sunday openings on the 25th September and 2nd October. Members will be working in their studios, and available to answer questions about the processes involved in their work.

Our rolling Showcase Exhibition will be on display upstairs in the main building, and we will be hosting a FREE ‘Have a go Day’ on Saturday 24th September, where members will be demonstrating and offering mini workshop sessions. Check the website and social media for more details over the coming months.

norfolk open studios 2022

Elephant in the Room – an exhibition by designermakers21 and friends @ Diss Corn Hall | 2nd – 29th July

‘Elephant in the Room’- DM21 on tour.

In this eclectic exhibition members and friends interpret the expression “Elephant in the Room” in a variety of craft disciplines and perspectives.

The exhibition will be on display in the Lower Gallery at The Corn Hall in Diss, and open Monday-Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

Wooden Horn with Pyrography detail by David Whatley

SAORI III, An exhibition showcasing work by East Anglian SAORI Weavers | 9th – 30th June 2022

The third SAORI weaving exhibition at designermakers21 showcasing works by East Anglian SAORI weavers. 

This exhibition shows new work by local SAORI weavers and also works created by the SAORI explorers groups. These have been monthly meetings via zoom and in the studio focusing on varied techniques each month. These groups have enabled weavers from further afield to meet up with other SAORI weavers, learn together and inspire each other.

Visit the exhibition from the 9th – 30th June in the Upstairs Gallery at designermakers21. Open Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm

SAORI exhibition 9th - 30th June 2022

Showcase Exhibition | May – July 2022

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The next Showcase will run throughout February, March and April. We are excited to welcome three local artists to the showcase exhibition space, which is located on the first floor at designermakers21. Exhibiting work will be Fehmi Gokes, Susie Bruce and Jo McGregor.

Visit the exhibition from the 5th May during our opening hours Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Fehmi Gokes – Mosaic Art Mosaic pictures, mirrors, tables and interior/exterior features made using a variety of materials such as ceramic, glass and wood.

Susie Bruce – Ceramics Hand-built narrative Porcelain tiles.

Jo McGregor – Mixed Media A selection of mixed media pieces, prints and printed textiles.


‘As sick as a Dog/Parrot’ – An exhibition by Molly Jackson & Jay Potrykus | 31st march – 23rd April 2022

An exhibition by Molly Jackson & Jay Potrykus

‘Illness can be a cord that connects us to animals, of a length which keeps us at an appropriate distance

Upstairs Gallery at designermakers21

Thursday 31st March – Saturday 23rd April

Open Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm

as sick as a dog/parrot exhibition poster 31st march to 23rd April 2022 at designermakers21, Diss

Adult Drawing Workshops | Fox Wood Forest School

Relaxed, friendly, fully tutored class

First Saturday of the month – 2022 sessions start on Saturday 5th March 1pm-4pm at:

Fox Wood Forest School, Brewers Green, Roydon, IP22 5SD

£24 per workshop including materials and refreshments

Class sizes are kept small to ensure each student is assured individual attention so please book in advance to guarantee your place

Dress for mess and wrap up warm!

To book and for further information please contact Clare by text on 07870813643 or email clarebirksholden@gmail.com


adult drawing workshop at Fox Wood Forest School Roydon
Adult Drawing Workshop at Fox Wood Forest School