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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.

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 ...

Helen Garbett

Helen Garbett

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Through my my art and crafts I am aiming to reflect the beauty, delicacy, strength and fragility of the natural world, countryside and ...

Purple monkey floral design

Purple monkey floral design

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

I make floral arrangements using silk and other artificial flowers , my designs range from pretty vintage style sweet peas and hydrangeas ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Jara Jali

Jara Jali

Coventry, West Midlands

Over the years I became increasingly aware that the skin and hair products that I had brought for my children and I contained chemicals ...

Natalie Brooks Fine Artist

Natalie Brooks Fine Artist

Dudley, West Midlands

Born in 1984, Natalie spent all of her childhood years in Kidderminster, North Worcestershire. After completing her GCSE’s and A levels ...

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 ...

Purple Daisy Card Gifts

Purple Daisy Card Gifts

Hall Green, West Midlands

I design and handcraft unique card crafts. My products are individual as I produce one of a kind items. My framed and canvas products, ...

shona sculpturers

shona sculpturers

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

I make some of my sculptures but I buy more from other artists in Africa, its all handmade and they are made of different types of stones ...

Adriana

Adriana

Walsall, West Midlands

Adriana Home Furnishings specialized in design lampshades , blinds , curtains and cushions handmade in UK using a traditional methods ...

Tutu Tickleboo

Tutu Tickleboo

Coventry, West Midlands

I Lovingly Hand-make Beautiful Tutu Skirts and Dresses of all colours and lengths. Wands, Wings and Headbands all to match. Everything ...

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 ...

LindseyBimages

LindseyBimages

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 ...

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 ...

A and S Costume Jewellery

A and S Costume Jewellery

Birmingham, West Midlands

We hand make bracelets, earrings and necklaces to a high standard, We also have the scope to make bespoke Jewellery to suit our customers ...

Marian Orban

Marian Orban

Walsall, West Midlands

Creating a unique paper knitted products, made of paper only, hand painted and varnished, 100% recycled ideal as a gift or home decoration. ...

MYBlingz

MYBlingz

Birmingham, West Midlands

I love glitter and gems, I Bling up Glasses, mugs, Shoes, tumblers, vase, wine bottles , using different range of glitter colours and different ...

Unique Design Creations

Unique Design Creations

Covenry, West Midlands

With a passion for beautiful gemstone jewellery and accessories which had an air of individuality about them I founded Unique Design Creations ...

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, ...

KathrynPettitt

KathrynPettitt

Solihull, West Midlands

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

Serendipity Scents Ltd

Serendipity Scents Ltd

Aldridge, West Midlands

Founded in 2015, I hand pour and package my own 200g glass jar candles, 170g tin candles, 125ml reed diffusers together with acetate boxes ...

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 ...

Black Country Crafter

Black Country Crafter

Dudley, West Midlands

My main interest is nature and landscapes, but I also do branch out into other subjects, from around the Uk. I am completely self taught. ...

Helens Jewellery Service

Helens Jewellery Service

Birmingham, West Midlands

I have been making Jewellery for just over 2yrs, It started as a hobby but was then asked by friends and family if I would make them certain ...

JOVALAINE

JOVALAINE

Birmingham, West Midlands

My name is Jo and my moms name is val, we love all that glistens and is natural about genuine gemstones we pride ourselves in using the ...

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, ...

Sarahjones

Sarahjones

Oldbury, West Midlands

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

Sarahjones

Sarahjones

Oldbury, West Midlands

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

Made by mel Jewellery

Made by mel Jewellery

Sandwell, West Midlands

Hand made Jewellery positive and beautiful can make to order and commissioned pieces also.... lovely designs to suit all and affordable ...

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?

First craft show

First craft show

Birmingham, West Midlands

Done my first craft show yesterday it was at amazing but it rained a lot but I love it , next one here I come .

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 ...

Felt and leather rucksack.

Felt and leather rucksack.

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Unfortunately I didnt get to go Chesterfield Artisan Market as planned. This was due to flu. Instead I spent the time in Premier Inn. ...

Felt and leather rucksack

Felt and leather rucksack

Stourbridge, West Midlands

I was all geared up to attend. Car loaded with sale items. Sadly the flu bug struck so werent able to attend. Oh well must get weaving. ...


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), 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.

Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Sir

(Born 1833 in Birmingham in West Midlands), Art, Design

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, the English artist and designer was one of the seven-member brotherhood of the Pre-Raphaelites

Benjamin Williams Leader

(Born 1831 in Worcester in West Midlands), Painting

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