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Arts and crafts in West Midlands

West Midlands (including Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton)It has a population of around 2,700,000 and covers approximately 90,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.

County flag of West MidlandsThe term West Midlands is used to describe both the county, which was established in 1974, and the larger region of which it forms a part, which can be confusing. The county of the West Midlands has within it seven metropolitan boroughs, which are Solihull, Dudley, Walsall and Sandwell, along with the cities of Coventry, Wolverhampton and the largest Birmingham. Since Medieval times the area produced textiles and metalwork and the industrial revolution led to the growth of manufacturing industries, which also helped to support graphic design, product design and printing businesses. Performing arts venues in West Midlands include Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Birmingham Hippodrome, the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham, the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton and the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham is a venue for a wide range of events, including concerts and trade shows which attract audiences from across the UK and overseas.

During the Victorian period, the Birmingham School of Art and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists played an important role in the Arts and Crafts movement and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. During the 20th century, local artists were prominent in surrealism, abstract art, pop art and photo-realism and a number of Turner Prize winners were born in Birmingham. Work created by the artist David Cox, who was born in the city in 1783 and died there in 1859, represents an early form of impressionism and examples of his work can be seen in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The museum and gallery has many thousands of exhibits, including paintings by other renowned artists from the 14th to 21st centuries, as well as ceramics, jewellery, metalwork and artefacts of local historical interest. Other attractions in West Midlands include the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Back to Backs, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Wightwick Manor and Gardens, Bantock House Museum in Wolverhampton, the Pen Museum in Birmingham, Coventry Cathedral, Aston Hall and Sandwell Valley Country Park.

Buffs Studio

Buffs Studio

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Buffs Studio creates handmade Artisan Gifts for you, your family and friends, handknitted, ...

Made by mel Jewellery

Made by mel Jewellery

Sandwell, West Midlands

Hand made custume Jewellery which promotes positivity and are beautiful I can make to ...

Charlotte Owen Felts

Charlotte Owen Felts

Birmingham, West Midlands

My passion of felting comes with a variety of techniques including wet felting, needle, ...

Ivy Matilda Handmade

Ivy Matilda Handmade

Birmingham, West Midlands

At Ivy Matilda Handmade we make me-time more beautiful with our range of unique bath ...

Wolves Tinsmith LTD

Wolves Tinsmith LTD

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

I am a tinsmith craft maker, I make my stuff from light sheets metals, I make and design ...

Simran Kaur

Simran Kaur

Birmingham, West Midlands

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that ...

Woody Things UK

Woody Things UK

Birmingham, West Midlands

Please let me introduce ourselves, we are Drew and Linda Thomas. We have recently retired ...

Bonificata Steampunk Designs

Bonificata Steampunk Designs

Birmingham, West Midlands

Bonificata is a small family-run business with a workshop based in the West Midlands. ...

Alejo Mi

Alejo Mi

Birmingham, West Midlands

At Alejo Mi, my goal is to create Art that is inspired by my culture. I grew up in Nigeria, ...

Rainbow Rings

Rainbow Rings

Birmingham, West Midlands

Rainbow Rings is a bespoke ring concept which features a foundation ring which unscrews ...

SB Garner

SB Garner

Halesowen, West Midlands

Susan Garner living in Halesowen in the west Midlands, specialising in acylic abstract ...

Tonys Laser Designs

Tonys Laser Designs

Coventry, West Midlands

I make Laser cut and engraved gifts. I use a specialised laser birch ply I can also cut ...

Lindsey B images

Lindsey B images

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

I am an award winning photographer based in the West Midlands in the UK. I sell professionally ...

Laura B living

Laura B living

Solihull, West Midlands

My name is Laura, and I individually design and make faux flower wreaths and floral displays ...

Sewing by Richard

Sewing by Richard

Birmingham, West Midlands

Established in August 2020, Sewing by Richard was created after he was let-go from his ...

O naturel

O naturel

Bedworth, West Midlands

O Naturel is a natural handmade soap and skincare product based on natural ingredients ...

Manor Crafts

Manor Crafts

Birmingham, West Midlands

Manor Crafts offers a range of bespoke crafts made to order for a special present and ...

Peebs portraits

Peebs portraits

Brierley Hill, West Midlands

Successfully sold many pet and family portraits..working from photographs...using acrylic ...

KN Crafts

KN Crafts

Birmingham, West Midlands

Handmade and hand finished cards, gift tags and small gifts. Cards for any occassion, ...

Pompoms and crafts galore

Pompoms and crafts galore

Wolves, West Midlands

I make pompom crafts such as wreaths and bouquets, as well as flower arrangements, wax ...

Bespoke By Bennett

Bespoke By Bennett

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Everything made by hand is a unique piece including home items and decor, jewellery, ...

Dobbys Creations Limite

Dobbys Creations Limite

Solihull, West Midlands

We specialise in 3D Printing currently focusing on Animal Busts Faux Taxidermy. From ...

Pure Luxx

Pure Luxx

Walsall, West Midlands

Hi, my name is sonia , the past year and half I have been working really hard in creating ...

Judes Toy Box

Judes Toy Box

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

I am a nursery teacher and day nursery owner who has diversified to start a toy store. ...

Larkspur Gemstone Creations

Larkspur Gemstone Creations

Walsall, West Midlands

After teaching myself to make handmade jewellery as a hobby and receiving many favorable ...

Moritz Bitz

Moritz Bitz

Coventry, West Midlands

We use Swarovski and other high quality Crystals to embellish your beloved Pets accessories. ...

Kaarina

Kaarina

Coventry, West Midlands

I have always made my own Christmas decorations. I was often told I should exhibit them ...

Pelsall Keepsake Pens

Pelsall Keepsake Pens

Walsall, West Midlands

I turn unique, high quality keepsake from a variety of materials, from scrap wood to ...

Dahkeiy Jewellery

Dahkeiy Jewellery

Walsall, West Midlands

An intricate, well crafted item of jewellery is a work of art and a pleasure to behold. ...

Tracey Hewson Brown

Tracey Hewson Brown

Birmingham, West Midlands

I make home made lavender and various other candles. Waxes, oils and hand decorated jars ...

Christines Crafts

Christines Crafts

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Various crafts often enhanced bought items aquired from charity shops etc and further ...

by DeSign

by DeSign

Coventry, West Midlands

My design and makes are all functional. Designed to placed in the home or worn with out ...

Moon Goddess Garden

Moon Goddess Garden

Aldridge, West Midlands

We specialise in handmade Wiccan and pagan items such as Hand carved wooden wands, Pyrographed ...

Susan Garner Abstract Art

Susan Garner Abstract Art

Halesowen, West Midlands

Hi I visited Hanbury Hall Venue today what a beautiful place the setting was amazing ...

New member seeking advice

New member seeking advice

Halesowen, West Midlands

Hi my name is Susan Garner I have just joined today so would like to say Hi. I work with ...

Hard to come bye

Hard to come bye

Sandwell, West Midlands

I recently looked around the local high streets and what I saw was mass production of ...

First attempt at organising a Craft event

First attempt at organising a Craft event

Coventry, West Midlands

After 3 years of making my own craft items and going to craft events and festivals, it ...

New to this site

New to this site

Birmingham, West Midlands

Good afternoon, KN Crafts is excited to now be registered with UK Craftfairs.com. Looking ...


Robert Radford Welch

(Born 1929 in Hereford in West Midlands), Silversmith

Welch trained as a silversmith in Birmingham but was influenced by the modernism of Scandinavian designs and created clean and functional designs.

Edward Coley Burne Jones

(Born 1833 in Birmingham in West Midlands), Pottery and ceramics, Jewellery, Painting, Stained glass

Burne-Jones was a major player in the revival of stained glass in Briton, during his time with and as a founder of Morris, Marshal, Faulkner and co.

Benjamin Williams Leader

(Born 1831 in Worcester in West Midlands), Painting

Benjamin Williams Leader, English artist, was known for his landscape paintings.

William Moore

(Born 1790 in Birmingham in West Midlands), Painting

He was a well known portrait painter in his own right and the father of Henry Moore and Albert Joseph Moore. He took up portrait painting in around 1810, when he was about 20 years old. He gained a good reputation and some success in London before moving to York. He worked in oils, pastels and watercolours.