Working in the creative industry we have been very fortunate to have worked with some very talented makers and creators over the years, and as this is our TENTH year of doing what we love we wanted to put together a little showcase of just some of our faves who we have met over the years who are very talented and make lots of lovely things!
Creativity can come in so many different forms, but one thing that ties all forms of creativity together is passion. The time, dedication and passion that goes into creating something truly inspires us, so, without further-a-do we’d like to dedicate this blog to our local creators to show our support and appreciation of their work!
If you want tables, chairs, restoration work, abstract lightboxes, cupboards, signs, inside garden areas, engraving, prints, antiques, bespoke work (this isn’t even half the list) Digwood Co are your go-to!
In simple terms – they are a factory open to the public. Amazingly talented and inspiringly creative, they have designed and made some of the most beautiful pieces we’ve seen.
They also put on live music from time to time (we’re not sure there’s anything they can’t do!)
This super talented artist and printmaker has produced some seriously good Digbeth inspired artwork! You can buy her prints on her Etsy shop or website and follow her on Instagram to check out some of her latest work!
Jinxy is an artist born and bred in Birmingham. His art is thoughtful and unique and features a range of subjects such as people, places, objects or abstract! He also creates some beautiful commissions so follow him on social media and visit his website to see his amazing work!
Based in the Custard Factory, Sara Preisler is a multi award winning jewellery and product designer. She owns and runs her exclusive design gallery and as well as designing, making and selling her own beautiful collections, Sara showcases a careful selection of other British designer’s work. Be sure to follow her Instagram and visit her website to shop her collection!
Kings Heath Makers:
Enki is a Kings Heath based store that showcases the work of many independent craftspeople as well as jewellery work by owner Faith. Faith is a Birmingham trained jeweller who offers a repairing and remodelling service, jewellery classes and creates beautiful bespoke jewellery using traditional techniques… So if you’re looking for a special gift or want to try out the art of jewellery making, Enki is the place to go!
To find out more, visit their website.
The People Shop is officially Birmingham’s BEST independent store as voted for by over 40 thousand ‘What’s On’ readers… That sure is something! Allison and Christian Sadler are the designer-maker duo behind the shop who met in Fashion Collage in the 80s! With their store now sadly closed you can find their amazing pieces on their website.
Art Rooms is a local creative space in the heart of Kings Heath. They welcome art, performance, workshop space, crafts and any ideas can be submitted by emailing email@example.com! They have had some amazing exhibitions held there, so to find out what’s on follow their Instagram!
Recently launched Ohbubala, which in case you weren’t in the know is a Yiddish term of endearment, design the CUTEST and COOLEST baby and children’s apparel and accessories!
To find out more head over to their website or give them a follow @ohbubala and be sure to check out their very cool range of tee’s, personalised apparel and the very lovely embroidery hoops and wall art to give your little ones room an extra dose of cuteness!
Hoakser is completely self-taught in every aspect of his work. His crazy talent, passion and distinct style has lead him to work on some seriously cool projects… Including working for Warner Brothers with Oscar winning art director Adam Stockhausen on the set for Steven Speilberg’s science fiction movie called Ready Player One… WOW! He also gets involved with community projects and regularly delivers workshops to young people. Follow him on Instagram and visit his website to shop his prints!
“A space for making, creativity, sustainability and localism”. All in all, they’re pretty amazing! Old Print Works is a community charity who provide workspaces for creative local makers and designers. They also provide opportunities for the community to get involved and learn something new! Head over to their website and follow them on Instagram for all the latest goings on!
Provide creates clothes and art inspired by the people, history and industries that shape Birmingham. Collaborating with designers, makers and doers across Birmingham and the Midlands, they create products that celebrate the region. Visit their website or Instagram to shop their amazing work!
As you can probably tell from reading this, there is no shortage of creative talent in Birmingham and this is only a small selection of it! So, thank you to all our talented, inspiring and passionate Brummie makers, you’re the heart of Birmingham and we sure do appreciate you!