The Makers Mill

About Us

A creative venue in the centre of The Lake District town of Keswick. Located on the bank of the river Greta overlooking Fitz park.

The Makers Mill from the ‘river side’ – Over looking Fitz Park

This former 19th century mill has been renovated to house the following….

Creative Teaching Workshops

Within our building we have 2 spaces to run Arts and Crafts workshops for the public.

We Have an extensive calendar of day, half day and evening workshops on offer all year round in multiple disciplines and mediums. Including Ceramics, Textiles, Art, Woodwork, Glass, Florestry and many more.

For full workshop listing and to book please visit our WORKSHOPS page

Art & Design Gallery

In our Gallery we display and sell work from over 30 local Artists and Design/Makers from many different mediums, Paint, print, ceramics, jewellery, knitwear, furniture, mosaics, glassware and more

Artist in Residence: At different times throughout the year we have artists take over the main wall of our gallery for a month at a time to explore a new project or work, often in collaboration with other makers.

Gallery Space

Permanent Designer/Makers Studios

Located within the building are 4 permanent designer/makers studios, all either open to the gallery or with viewing windows so you see us all making…..

MOS Bespoke Furniture
Under his company name of ‘MOS Bespoke Furniture, Luke designs and builds one-off pieces of handmade furniture, utilising the beauty of local timber. Working mainly on commission for private clients as well as selling a small range of interior design products

Celia Burbush
Featured on BBC1’s Home is Where the Art Is, Celia Burbush creates Journey Portraits, pictorial trails of treasured memories, unique statement pieces for your home or business.

SEW Design
Sophie Wilson is a knitting and textiles enthusiasts who loves to make home ware and wearable fashion items from the finest wools and fabrics. She has a small refined product range as well as taking on custom upholstery projects for clients

Michelle Best Ceramics
I make small batch functional and decorative ware on the pottery wheel using stoneware clay and multiple glazes in my studio at the Makers Mill. My process for creating is fluid – my hands make what feels good. I enjoy the process of making glazes as the results are always interesting – hit or miss. No two pieces are the same, making each item unique.