“Make It at Market” is set to return to BBC One on Monday, 27th November, featuring a fresh series filmed amidst the breathtaking Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. Dom Chinea and his team of business and craft experts are back, poised to bring about genuine transformation in the lives of aspiring entrepreneurs who aspire to turn their crafting hobby into a livelihood.

This inspiring series will introduce a diverse array of talented hobbyists hailing from various corners of the UK. We’ll meet Des, a former teacher seeking to forge a career in willow weaving; Hayley, a mother aiming to change her family’s fortunes with her upholstery venture; and Will, a colour-blind pointillism artist. From blacksmiths and jewellers to potters and upcyclers, each maker is partnered with a seasoned mentor who imparts practical crafting tips and candid advice.

Throughout this series, viewers will witness adept mentors evaluating whether amateur craftspeople possess the necessary attributes before venturing into the real world to turn a profit from their craft. The high-volume challenge scrutinizes the makers’ ability to swiftly and affordably produce marketable items; the high-end piece involves a lengthier creation process, employs costly materials, and bears a hefty price tag; finally, the favourite piece is the one that each maker holds dearest, but can it prove to be a lucrative aspect of their business?

Dom Chinea says: “I’m so excited to be back for a brand new series with our talented makers and mentors. We filmed during the summer months in beautiful Oxfordshire and it was such a creative environment. The process was a real joy to be involved in, we met 30 incredible makers in total from artists and designers to sculptors and woodworkers – a real eclectic mix. We worked hard to challenge the makers to unleash their untapped business potential and rediscover why they fell in love with the craft in the first place.”

Rachel Platt, says: “Make it at Market is a joyful programme to both watch and make as we witness the genuine life-changing impact on the makers who take part. It demonstrates the power of shared knowledge and the incredible success experienced is a testament to the dedication of the makers and the expertise of the mentors.”

“Make It at Market” has been commissioned for BBC One by Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak. The Commissioning Editor is Rachel Platt. The series is produced by Flabbergast, with Andrew Snowball serving as the Executive Producer for Flabbergast.