Maps in the wild!


As well being able to download our maps and maker information you will also be able to collect a paper guide when you visit at the weekend. If you would like to see the guide before the weekend then it is available in the Jewellery Quarter at Artfull Expression, Urban Coffee, Artisan Alchemy, Saints. Around Birmingham at IKON Gallery, CASS arts, MAC, Café Artum and many other venues. There is a restock today!

To download go to Downloadable MAP and Makers!

We are really excited to invite you to “come see what we do” this coming weekend 24/25th November 10:30 – 16:00




Its all starting to happen!

Map for 2018 with numbers

Our map is now live with all of the makers and artists taking part in the winter open studios. There may well be more people joining and popping up in various venues.

25th November is also Museum Store Sunday so a visit to our fantastic musems to see what they are stocking is a must! Take a look at them:-

Royal Birmingham Society of Artist – the only place to see a full range of contemporary craft in the heart of Birmingham. Curated display of fantastic work.

Pen Museum – did you know that Birmingham taught the world to write? Well we supplied to pens and nibs that aided it! A great shop is attached to this one of a kind museum.

Coffin Works – learn about the fantastic trade of coffin furniture, brilliant gifts for those that love their history!



Let it Snow!

Wow! What a fantastic day yesterday, so great to see faces old and new! Most pleasing was that many of you returned after visiting the summer event this year – thank you.

The weather seems to have wanted to take part in Open Studios as much as we did so snow is all part of the mix today which means that some studios will not open today.

Come back at 11 for a snow/show update!


Winter Open Studios

Buy it where we make it

decorations dual works

Image courtesy The Dual Works

We are getting ready to welcome you all at the weekend so that you can “come see what we do” alongside our open studios trail there are also some fantastic on street retailers that support us throughout the year you can see a list of them here .

The Jewellery Quarter has many different trails but one of our favourites is the Ale Trail, yes we have independent brewers here too! 1000 Trades has supported makers this year by providing the venue for Quartermasters, a quarterly makers market run by Frilly Industries and B18 Leather has used the venue to introduce “Crafty Sip” where you craft whilst having a beverage in the bar, its a great idea especially if you want to come along with a crowd. Rock n Roll Brewhouse are round the corner from The Dual Works so if you like music and beer why not stop by their brewery tap on Regents Street after viewing and buying (!) fantastic design led homewares. The Red Lion will be hosting Digbeth Arts Market on Sunday 10th in their back “yarden” which gives you a chance to visit Digbeth without having to leave the Jewellery Quarter! If you are arriving into the Jewellery Quarter from Snow Hill then Indian Brewery is your first call on the Ale Trail, fantastic food and beer from Great Barr and yes it is a great bar!

We hope that you enjoy your visit to the Jewellery Quarter and of course the Open Studios, whist you are walking around do look out for the JQBid Ambassadors who will have lots of information about trails, shopping guides and much more (we’ve got three museums by the way!).

See you at the weekend!