Art in Manufacturing

A co-commission between Super Slow Way and Festival of Making, Art in Manufacturing sees 9 multi-disciplinary artists work with 9 of Pennine Lancashire’s most innovative, world-leading manufacturers.

Artists are taking up residence between January and May to create work that will be revealed at The National Festival of Making in Blackburn Town Centre.

From clay to injection-moulded plastic to tissue paper – artists are working with the materials of Pennine Lancashire’s artisan industrialists, discovering their processes, methods, technologies and personal memories to create contemporary works that expose a proud local manufacturing heritage.

Tour the work, meet the artists and get your hands on manufacturing materials at the free Art in Manufacturing workshops.





The Cardboard Box Company logoCherry Tree Bakery logoCookson & Clegg logoDarwen Terracotta logoGraham & Brown logoMGS Technical Plastics logoPanaz logoRoach Bridge Tissues logoSilent Night logo

6th - 7th May 2017 | Blackburn, Lancashire

The National Festival of Making Delivery Team


The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund