‘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!
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.
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
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.
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 Keeley Chapman, Gemma Hill and Becky Whatley.
Visit the exhibition from the 3rd February during our opening hours Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.
Keeley Chapman – CeramicSculpture
Handmade clay sculptures, finished using a range of firing techniques including raku, saggar and smoke firing.
Gemma Hill – Photography
Gemma’s photographs often draw inspiration from nature, her dog and horse, and the local countryside. Framed and unframed prints available.
Images from the wild places of the local area, including fens and woodland. The pictures combine oil painting and pyrography, to emphasize the drawing. Needle felted animals in hand dyed colours, will also feature in this exhibition.
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.