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At MiO we undertake commissions within a diverse of art and design disciplines. All the work is undertaken collaboratively by our staff and participants with learning opportunities embedded within the design and manufacture. Commissions are a effective way for the charity to bring income into the organisation and the proceeds go towards the delivery of our services, employment opportunities for our participants and towards our development fund


The Big Gay Gull

Sculpture for LGBTQ+ Pride

August 2018

Working with our participants from the initial brief stages through to installation, MiO produce artworks for both public display and private clients. 

We're happy to work with established artists to develop their ideas or to create  new concepts 

hand in hand with clients.

See some of our previous work and get in touch to find out more about how we could work with you or your organisation to create something special.

More examples and info


Since setting up Making it Out we have inadvertently become well versed in bespoke shopfitting.

We have worked with several local businesses including Emmaus, Hisbe and Shop Kindly. 

Our designs concentrate on usability and longevity with a focus on the use of sustainable, tactile materials.

All of the pieces are made by our staff and participants in our workshop in Portslade. 

More info and past projects


"Working with MIO is has changed the way our customers use our store and improved the experience for everyone"

Jack Simmonds (Hisbe) Jan 2021

Bespoke Design &

As well as our online product range we are always pleased to have the chance to design bespoke products to suit your particular environment or need. 

We have recently created a diverse range of pieces including unique lighting solutions and domestic furniture. Further to these individual items we recently produced batches of wooden toys for sale at Charleston house and collapsible tables for a local church. 

See some more of our recent work here and please get in touch via the contact form or email us

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