This year Design Season has asked the city’s designers and design networks to takeover 4 spaces across the city and create 4 pop up exhibition, workshop and demonstration spaces across the city. Supported by Leicester’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. We invite visitors and residents in to learn skills, view exhibits and experience demonstrations from some of the city’s creative design talent.
Design-Nation is the leading portfolio for designer-makers, artists and craftspeople based in the UK. A selection of makers from Design Nation’s Leicestershire Hub have come together to bring you an exciting pop up exhibition showcasing their latest creations.
The exhibition features pieces made using a variety of different materials and techniques including ceramics, felt making, metal work, weaving and paper sculpture. As part of the event the makers will be giving live talks and demonstrations, including felting, weaving and carving ceramics, giving a unique insight into how the wonderful works on display were created.
This pop-up exhibition/showcase is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm, and Sundays 10am-3pm, free entry, with demos on Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Design Season (see below)
Book your place at a Design Nation demonstration via the links below:
Designer Weaver – Sarah Johnson Tuesdays 19 & 26 October 10am-4pm, free
Ceramics carving – Elle Maxwell of Speckled Grey Design demonstrates ceramic carving Saturdays 23 & 30 October 10am-4pm, free
Felt Sculpture – Rachel Morley of Feltyrach demonstrates her practice of sculptural felt working Sundays 24 & 31 October 10am-4pm, free