Maltings Partnership

Michael Foster & Steve Capsey

The Déda Dance Centre
Chapel Street

Tel: 01332 291377


  1. Exhibition design
  2. Graphic design and production
  3. Illustration
  4. Interpretive design/production
  5. Publishing/print production


Based centrally in Derbyshire, The Maltings Heritage Interpretation offers the complete design resource for your project. We specialise in small to medium-sized scopes which allow us to manage and produce all outputs in-house. As two creative professionals sharing a studio we are the very definition of the artisan approach, and our expertise is always included in the price. We are on hand to offer guidance, information and advice as required, to provide structure and clarity to the design process, and to delight the client team at every stage as the project progresses. We ensure fees are clearly itemised and typically only invoice for work as it is completed, providing regular cost updates as we go. We understand that interpretive budgets and schedules are fixed at the outset and so work hard to adhere to both our quoted costs and the timeframe to implementation. You will find us friendly and approachable, honest and reliable, and we genuinely love what we do. Trusting us to do the job and believing in our capability to deliver should always be the expectation. Our ultimate aim is always the same: When a project is complete and implemented, the client team's expectations will not just have been met… they will have been surpassed.

Services include:

• Design development and visualisation
• Artist's impressions
• Project management
• Brand and visual language development
• Interpretive design
• Graphic design
• Illustration (see details below)
• Cartography
• Website design

We also have long-standing relationships with a number of respected, well established interpretive professionals who allow us to offer a complete interpretive development service:

• Interpretive and activity planning
• HLF Stage 1 & 2 Bids
• Content development
• Scriptwriting
• Film-making
• Voiceovers and Oral history
• Sculpture
• Joinery, woodcarving and woodworking,
• Mural art
• Animation
• Poetry
• Calligraphy
• Print, manufacture and implementation services


In addition to Interpretive Design we are a full service commercial art and illustration studio. Examples of our work can be found at our sister website . The key benefit we offer to interpretation projects is the vast range of styles and subjects we produce, allowing clients to place all their illustrative requirements with our studio. Further, we offer a 'style development' service, working closely with designers to establish a suite of illustration styles which absolutely suit site, subject and spirit of place. In-house services include:

• Architectural and reconstructions
• Large format 'supergraphics', life-size and bigger
• Natural history
• Figurative and historical
• Technical and infographics
• Visualisation


For detailed Case Studies and examples of our work please visit  for interpretation and for illustration.

Past clients include:

                              • National Trust
                              • English Heritage
                              • Historic Scotland
                              • Canal & River Trust
                              • The Woodland Trust
                              • St Andrew's Church, Epworth
                              • Ampthill Great Park, Bedfordshire
                              • Dronfield Hall Barn, Derbyshire
                              • Roundhouse, Derby
                              • The Lye & Wollescote Cemetery, Black Country
                              • The Mere, Ellesmere
                              • St. Peter's Church, Sandwich
                              • St. Helen's Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
                              • Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire
                              • Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire
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  • We created a number of large scale, life size illustrations detailing the persecution and escape of the Huguenots – developing an art style inspired by contemporary engravings but composed in a more dramatic way.

    Large illustration developed for the Huguenots Museum

  • The timeline details the history of the Church within a national context, from 11th Century to the present day. A large installation designed to screen a kitchen area, the design takes references from Medieval woodcuts and the fabric of the Church.

    Timeline created for St. Peter’s Church, Sandwich

  • Telling the stories of the fallen from WWI at rest in Lye Cemetery, this commemorative book was part of a wider scope which included exhibitions, outdoor panels and a trail.

    Commemorative book designed and published for Lye & Wollescote Cemetery Chapels