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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.

Coventry Jesus Centre Craft and Gift Fair

Coventry Jesus Centre Craft and Gift Fair

Coventry Jesus Centre, Town Centre, Coventry, West Midlands

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Coventry Jesus Centre Craft and Gift Fair

Coventry Jesus Centre Craft and Gift Fair

Coventry Jesus Centre, Town Centre, Coventry, West Midlands

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Coventry Jesus Centre Craft and Gift Fair

Coventry Jesus Centre Craft and Gift Fair

Coventry Jesus Centre, Town Centre, Coventry, West Midlands

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Coventry Jesus Centre Craft and Gift Fair

Coventry Jesus Centre Craft and Gift Fair

Coventry Jesus Centre, Town Centre, Coventry, West Midlands

Saturday, 14 December 2019

The Charming Angel Company

The Charming Angel Company

Birmingham, West Midlands

The Charming Angel Company offers handmade Angelic love and fairy magic in the form of Angelic gifts and charms, fairy tea light jars and ...

Tom Bramwell Designs

Tom Bramwell Designs

Walsall, West Midlands

I produce Handmade, Unique, contemporary jewellery and metalware. I use hand forming and scoring tools to form the structure in my pieces, ...

Ann Pennington

Ann Pennington

Stourbridge, West Midlands

I spin, weave on a Louet table loom with 8 shafts. Dye and felt hand made , uniquely designed items such as bags, gloves, homeware. I ...

Charlotte Owen Felts

Charlotte Owen Felts

Birmingham, West Midlands

My passion of felting comes with a variety of techniques including wet felting, needle, felting, nuno felting to name a few. I often combine ...

Jackie Zehnder

Jackie Zehnder

Birmingham, West Midlands

A touch of nature at Fern Ceramics ,......natural forms , natural impressions on stoneware pottery.....Vessels of varying shapes and sizes ...

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 order with specific styles and colours .... lovely ...

Art of Tea and Vessels

Art of Tea and Vessels

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Art of Tea and Vessels provides a wide range of products including the travel mug series, carafe set, tea ware and accessories. The delicate ...

TillyViktor

TillyViktor

Tipton, West Midlands

Welcome to the world of TillyViktor, creating bespoke 3D quilled paper wall art, perfect for Nursery decor, Wedding Anniversaries, Birthday ...

Tea at 23

Tea at 23

Walsall, West Midlands

Tea at 23 is a home run business located in Walsall, West Midlands. I have been trading just a year and make a variety of crafted items ...

Two Cups of Art

Two Cups of Art

Coventry, West Midlands

My name is Ania and I am passionate about art, craft and nature. Im using various techniques in my work. I like to use unwanted items, ...

Mia

Mia

Walsall, West Midlands

Home Studio 13 Blinds - Specialise in Handmade Soft furnishings - We love sewing . We realy take special care in giving you the best advice ...

Malachi Flowers

Malachi Flowers

Birmingham, West Midlands

I create a variety of flower arrangements from: Wedding flower arrangements, Bridal bouquets/flowers. Table Arrangements for special occasions ...

Cool Clocks UK

Cool Clocks UK

Walsall, West Midlands

Cool Clocks UK design and make personalised wall and desk clocks for any occasion. All clocks are hand crafted by artist Loz Sneary from ...

Inspired Prints

Inspired Prints

Dudley, West Midlands

At Inspired Prints we produce outstanding canvas prints. Posters and printed Mugs. Our customers range from Churches, New housing developments ...

Mika Design

Mika Design

Birmingham, West Midlands

Working in partnership, Karen L Petrie and Michael Morrell put their skills together to create exquisite copper jewellery and accessories ...

Lindsey B images

Lindsey B images

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

I am a photographer and artist based in the West Midlands in the UK. I sell professionally mounted and framed images (my own images) of ...

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 and engrave on acrylic sheet. I am very happy to ...

Peebs portraits

Peebs portraits

Brierley Hill, West Midlands

Successfully sold many pet and family portraits..working from photographs...using acrylic and pencils....onto canvas or traditional frame... ...

Love Kiki designs

Love Kiki designs

Birmingham, West Midlands

Iím a maker and designer of clay earrings. Each earring is made to the highest quality. I love experimenting with different colours and ...

Beautiful Creations

Beautiful Creations

Coventry, West Midlands

Hi, my name is Stacey. My passion is the Art of Decoupage. I use Decoupage to transform old and unwanted items into something unique and ...

Love Menu Art

Love Menu Art

Birmingham, West Midlands

We rescue vintage menu art. We seek out menus from restaurants, bars and saloons, cafes, diners, drive-ins, nightclubs and hotels that ...

Freddy Rowley

Freddy Rowley

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Painting, for me, is a passion, and has been since childhood. I specialize in subjects related primarily to nature, with animal subjects ...

mands upcycled glass and furniture

mands upcycled glass and furniture

Birmingham, West Midlands

I decorate bottles for gifts or special events , for table centres at weddings and parties , to display flowers or to weigh down balloons ...

Mindful Crafts

Mindful Crafts

Solihull, West Midlands

We stock Decopatch, Avenue Mandarine, Maildor and Clairefontaine products, all with typically French flair! The products include decoupage, ...

Kathryn Pettitt

Kathryn Pettitt

Solihull, West Midlands

Using inspiration from landscapes and the environment Kathryn creates unique and contemporary enamel, fused glass, silver and mixed media ...

Pineal Trap Jewellery

Pineal Trap Jewellery

Birmingham, West Midlands

Hi. My name is Marcia. I own Pineal Trap Jewellery. I am recently recovered from a lung transplant and found that making crystal jewellery ...

KN Crafts

KN Crafts

Birmingham, West Midlands

Handmade and hand finished cards, gift tags and small gifts. Cards for any occassion, birthdays, moving home, thank you, childrens, men, ...

Pelsall Keepsake Pens

Pelsall Keepsake Pens

Walsall, West Midlands

I turn unique, high quality keepsake from a variety of materials, from scrap wood to luxury gem stone composite. Every pen has its own ...

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Oldbury, West Midlands

Handmade Gold and Silver jewellery and toiletries bath bombs, scented candles, scenred wax melts, scented soap and Scented sugar scrub ...

Pretty Useful Gifts

Pretty Useful Gifts

Birmingham, West Midlands

At Pretty Useful Gifts we make beautiful pieces of jewellery that we know you will be proud to wear. We take time to source a range of ...

Crafty Gifts by Maxine

Crafty Gifts by Maxine

Birmingham, West Midlands

I have a variety of craft items for sale, these include colourful sock monkeys, lovely childrens bags which are fully washable and great ...

Robert Foster

Robert Foster

Birmingham, West Midlands

I make gifts, utensils and ornaments, out of wood, on a lathe. I do a range of items from bowls, lidded boxes, spatulas, seasonal ornaments, ...

Diztractions

Diztractions

Dudley, West Midlands

I knit and crochet fashionable baby clothes, hats, scarves, gloves, jumpers, jackets, gadget covers, cup warmers, tea cosies, blankets ...

All Kinds of Cards

All Kinds of Cards

Birmingham, West Midlands

I can make cards to order and personalized cards. I can cater for many themes on request. Beatrix Potter, Goth, Civil Marriages, Bereavement, ...

Rarely Simple Designs

Rarely Simple Designs

Birmingham, West Midlands

I also make personalised cards for any occassion. As I grow other specialised unusual gifts will follow

Dahkeiy Jewellery

Dahkeiy Jewellery

Walsall, West Midlands

An intricate, well crafted item of jewellery is a work of art and a pleasure to behold. It can serve as a means of expressing your individuality, ...

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 the same style Jewellery on the shelves going for ...

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 dawned on me that the place I work full time has ...

Hand knitted in Noro yarn

Hand knitted in Noro yarn

Stourbridge, West Midlands

This multicoloured long knitted scarf will keep you warm. Muted colours of autumn. Soft natural fibres knitted in double moss stitch

Weaving

Weaving

Stourbridge, West Midlands

My latest weaving project is with wool from Latvia and Portugal. Its a block design and double weave. I am incorporating hard anger using ...

ABOUT LIVEN

ABOUT LIVEN

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

LIVEN, dedicates its products to inspiring vitality, health and energy. Learning from Chinese culture, LIVEN embraces that philosophy by ...

Floral Funeral Tributes

Floral Funeral Tributes

Birmingham, West Midlands

Our last chance to show your Love for a Love one with Floral Tributes. All tributes can be created in your Love one favourite colours. ...

Its been a while since I posted

Its been a while since I posted

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Busy weaving.Here is a double weave scarf in wool and cotton. Block design. I did this weaving whilst in France at The Loom Room. Woven ...

Sea and sky felted picture

Sea and sky felted picture

Stourbridge, West Midlands

I have felted this design using a mixture of different fleece. Merino, silk, alpaca. Wet felted using layers to build up images. Inspired ...

Hello

Hello

Birmingham, West Midlands

Hi all just wanted to say hello to all you crafters . Im new to the site so bare with me . Will be putting pics on asap .

Christmas Open Studio

Christmas Open Studio

Solihull, West Midlands

Thankyou to everyone who attended my open studio last weekend. Purchasing early Christmas presents and gifts whilst enjoying homemade mincepies ...

Finding my craft

Finding my craft

Birmingham, West Midlands

Hello there. I have been a crafter all my life. I love sewing and painting, and making items that are useful, such as books and key rings, ...

knitting socks

knitting socks

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Hand knitted socks with home spun wool. Cable pattern. Knitted on 4 double ended pins the old fashioned way. I find it easier than a circular ...

spinning wool

spinning wool

Stourbridge, West Midlands

I have handspun some wool in readiness to knit winter socks. The wool is soft and springy and should be really cosy when worn.

Long and Low flower arrangement

Long and Low flower arrangement

Birmingham, West Midlands

I created this flower arrangement using beautiful purple Iris, white and yellow Chrysanthemums. This style of arrangement is great for ...

70th Birthday Party

70th Birthday Party

Birmingham, West Midlands

I was involved on Saturday with the organising and decorating a venue for a 70th Birthday party. The client requested theme colours to ...

weaving

weaving

Stourbridge, West Midlands

I have just completed a piece of weaving with star pattern in calico. May make this into a lampshade. Let me know what you think?

4N network meeting

4N network meeting

Walsall, West Midlands

I really enjoyed the 4N network meeting, great to meet other like minded professionals!

Bringing it all to LIFE

Bringing it all to LIFE

Birmingham, West Midlands

From an early age I always had a pen and paper in my hand drawing something. And although I took art at school, it quickly became apparent ...

Shop Window

Shop Window

Walsall, West Midlands

There are plenty of clocks now available to peruse in my shop window :-) go on have a look! I hope you like them

Exhibiting

Exhibiting

Walsall, West Midlands

Really looking forward to exhibiting in the next few months :) currently producing more stock to sell!

Hand knitted bag

Hand knitted bag

Stourbridge, West Midlands

This little bag is ideal to keep phone and keys in. Knitted in Noro Kabou yarn which is a beautiful mixture of silk, wool, alpaca, kid ...

My latest handmade bags

My latest handmade bags

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Here are two more bags. Wet Felted chequered bag made from Ryland wool from Whitson and hand knitted bag Noro wool. Small but beautifully ...

Felting at the fashion and stitch exhibition NEC

Felting at the fashion and stitch exhibition NEC

Stourbridge, West Midlands

It was fun to help out at the IFA (International Feltmakers Association held this weekend 17th,18th,19th and 20th March. K07 Stand at the ...

International Feltmakers Association at the NEC

International Feltmakers Association at the NEC

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Today I helped out at the International Feltmakers Association. There is a wonderful display of members work. I enjoyed chatting to like ...


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.