The driving ambition is to bring high quality design and making to new markets beyond and within Dorset to be developed further. Making Dorset aims to become recognised nationally and internationally at important fairs, in notable publications and through relationships with public and private institutions, galleries and collectors, and its own special events.

Craft is a narrative of the studio, the shared workshop, the teaching room and the school; and it is a narrative of collective and individual effort. In July 2016, fifty Dorset makers gathered at the recently renovated Wolfeton Riding House, Charminster, nr. Dorchester to launch the beginning of this initiative and mark the publication of a wonderful new book entitled 'Fifty Dorset Makers'. 


Plans to extend the membership of Making Dorset is possible

in the future – if you feel that you are ideally suited to this

please take a look on the DVA website.

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Dorset Visual Arts,
Little Keep, Bridport Road,
Dorchester, Dorset


01305 853100