Banks Mill Studios

Derby / Wide Variety of Media

Opening days

Saturday 27th May
Sunday 28th May
Monday 29th May

Banks Mill is home to a diverse range of artists, designers and makers in the creative heart of Derby.  Visit the studios and buy or commission original artwork and handmade products by seven exhibitors, all under one roof.

You can visit our artists in their studios and see a variety of work including fine and mixed media art, contemporary glass art, ceramics, jewellery, screen printed fashion design & accessories, textiles and upcycled garments.

Some of the artists will be demonstrating their work and we also have an art’s trail for younger visitors.

Located on the West side of Derby city centre, on the corner of Brook and Bridge Street it is 10 minutes’ walk from the Intu Centre and just 2 miles from Derby train station. A bus service operates throughout the day from the station to Bridge Street or it is a five minute taxi ride.

Free car parking is nearby at the Enterprise Centre, 37 Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD

Farah Batool Art
Farah’s work includes ceramic wall art and canvases, tiles and jewellery.  Her jewellery is based on lace print and she has developed her range to include glass and porcelain pieces.
T: 07712 584615
E: [email protected]

Lor Bird Fine Artist
Lor Bird creates rich, vibrant semi-abstract paintings using multiple layers of paint and mixed media that result in atmospheric and playful work.
T: 07914 757134
E: [email protected]

Susan Bedford Mixed Media Artist
Sue is a mixed media artist and textile maker producing accessories such as purses, bags, jewellery and cards alongside her artwork which is based on floral designs.
01773 810763
E: [email protected]

Barbara Colbert Charcoal Drawings
Barbara produces charcoal, pen and ink drawings, often with the addition of precious metal leaf. The subject matter is of wildlife and natural forms in the local landscape. She is especially interested in the symbolism and mythology connected with animals and birds.
T: 07906 160790
E: [email protected]

Stevie Davies Contemporary Fused Glass
By manipulating the processes of heat and chemistry on glass and metals, Stevie produces a range of jewellery and accessories full of colour and texture. Her dichroic jewellery, home accessories, sculptures and wall art will be on show and demonstrations of techniques and workshops will take place during the weekend.
T: 07884 402036
E: [email protected]

Mig Holder Textiles
Based in her studio in Derby, Mig combine’s her love of textiles with a life-long habit of recycling. Her work spans a very wide spectrum - from basic clothing alterations to exhibited textile art. Her innovative garments, accessories and textile art made using recycled and remnant materials will be on show during the event.
T: 07771 547596
E: [email protected]

Kirsty Vessey - Elsie Jayne
Elsie Jayne is a family run business designing and making quirky clothing and accessories for kids, women and men. All their products are 100% lovingly handmade, many of which feature fabric which is screen printed in their studio.
E: [email protected]

Will undertake commissions
Is prepared to give tuition and/or workshops

Contact Information

Phone number: 
01332 597866

Venue Information

Bank Mill Studios
71 Bridge Street
West of Derby city centre, located on the corner of Brook and Bridge Street - 10 minutes’ walk from the Intu Centre and just 2 miles from Derby train station with easy access from the A38, A50 and A52.
Disabled access is partial