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.

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St Nicholas Christmas Fayre | Sunday 12th December 10am-4pm

We will be opening our doors 10am-4pm on the 12th December for the St Nicholas Christmas Fayre. Come along and explore the the studios, galleries and exhibitions. Mulled wine and mince pies available!

The magic starts in St Nicholas Street, Market Hill, Mount Street, Cobbs Yard and Norfolk House Yard. Christmas in the heart of the heritage Triangle.

Come along, and welcome in the festive season with a day of entertainment, great shopping, special offers and Christmas treats! Traders, shopkeepers and cafes will hold a special Christmas Fayre right in the heart of Diss.

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Norfolk Open Studios 2021- Craft Taster & Demonstration Day | Saturday 9th October 11am-3pm

As part of Norfolk Open Studios 2021, designermakers21 is hosting a FREE drop-in Craft Taster Day. Come along between 11am-3pm, and try your hand at printmaking, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics and Saori weaving with our members. Our resident jeweller Kate Heath will also be demonstrating Silversmithing techniques in her studio throughout the day.

No booking required, however, if taster sessions become busy, you may be asked to wait before having a go.

While you wait there is plenty to explore; including two exhibitions, our galleries and eleven working studios.


Norfolk Open Studios 2021 | 25th September-10th October

This year Norfolk Open Studios returns in the Autumn, running from the 25th September – 10th October.

designermakers21 will be open Thurs-Sat 10am to 5pm during Open Studios, with additional open days on Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October. Visit our galleries, Showcase Exhibition and 12 resident makers in their studios.

Come along to our FREE Drop-In Taster and Demonstration day on Saturday 9th October between 11am-3pm. Watch a Silversmithing demonstration by our resident jeweller Kate Heath, and try your hand at lino printing, ceramics, Saori weaving, mosaics and metal work with our studio members.

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Members pose outside Designer Makers 21 Shop and gallery