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NEW Summer School 2024

8th May 2024

Design-Nation’s NEW Summer School is a bespoke intensive four-day immersive learning experience full of inspiration, exploration, experimentation and collaboration! This unique Summer School is a hands-on exploration of materials, processes and techniques utilising the University of Lincoln’s state of the art workshop facilities and resources, alongside professionally experienced technicians and tutors. Expect demonstrations, one-to-one support, … Continued

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Remembering Kathryn M Holford: last chance to see

28th March 2024

Easter is the last weekend to see the beautiful memorial exhibition at Fen Ditton Gallery, sensitively curated in memory of Kathryn M Holford. Kathryn (or Katy as she used to be known professionally) was a long-standing member of Design-Nation, and a leading and award winning designer of contemporary glass, who more recently turned her talents … Continued

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Spring Update: our latest joiners

21st March 2024

The Design-Nation team is excited to be welcoming our biggest intake of new members since 2022. Over thirty impressive designers and makers have recently joined us, or have upgraded their membership, some as the result of very well deserved awards. Read on and follow the highlighted links to find out more about these talents, who … Continued

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Collect 2024: Materials and Limits

28th February 2024

Design-Nation is delighted to return to Collect for the 5th time in this prestigious show’s 20 year history. As we announced last December, today at Somerset House we unveil exciting new work by ten makers who are really pushing the limits of their materials and form to make pieces that speak to our times. Discover … Continued

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The December cohort: our latest joiners

18th January 2024

As we welcome a new year, with some exciting projects on the horizon, we also open our arms to yet more talents in craft and design who have joined Design-Nation’s membership in late 2023. Our new Professional members are Bea Jareno, Nick Newlands, and Su France who moves up from Associate. Bea is a jeweller … Continued

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Collect 2024: mark your calendar

2nd December 2023

Design-Nation is very pleased to announce that our team will be at Collect 2024, the Crafts Council’s premier event. Celebrating 20 years, Collect is the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, and yet again will be at Somerset House in the heart of London. This will be Design-Nation’s fifth showcase as part of … Continued

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