History


Muspole Workshops was established by David Potter back in 1984, initially to provide studio space for graduates from the nearby Norwich University College of the Arts. Faced with the reality for nearly all art school graduates, of leaving college without any studio space to continue working, David decided to create a solution for himself. He leased and refurbished a collection of old commercial buildings, just around the corner from the college, and began Muspole Workshops. The workshops now cater for a wide range of creative businesses and individuals occupying more than 20 studios. Over 200 people have benefited from its facilities over the last 25 years, making it a valuable cultural asset to the community.

A vibrant community of artists, designers and craftspeople


Among the current residents at the workshops we have artists and craftspeople working in the following areas:- Painting, sculpture, installation and situation responsive artwork, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, photography, furniture and lighting design, stained glass, jewelry and silverware. Many of the artists participate in Norfolk Open Studios every May and we have an established Christmas Open Studios event of our own at the end of November each year.