It’s not over until it’s over

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BPN Architects Cinema – looked like this but with real people!

Have just met with JQBid to discuss just how great JQ Open Studios was this year. You came in your droves to both the festival and the Open Studios. So a big thank you from us!

Plans are well underway for next year when we are hoping that more venues will open on the Sunday too. It was great to welcome you and talk about making, craft and art and we hope that we have gone some way to show you that a career in making is still possible here in what was once the City of 1000 Trades.

Many of the studios you visited are open by appointment so do get back in touch with them if you want to commission work, discuss your wedding plans, need a light or want to sign up to the many workshops we run here during the year.

We will be at the beginning of September with more news about future events but until then here is the link to the map!

 

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All set for launch!

Craft, heritage, design – we have it all here in the Jewellery Quarter! 29 and 30 July we will share what we do with you! Here are just 5 of over 30 participants for 2017!

MJQworkshops20100079Museum of the Jewellery Quarter – free entry into this fascinating museum, visit here and see how we did it and how the craftsmanship continues today.

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Frilly Industries – award winning artists Kirsty Hillyer and Adrienne Frances bring you laser cut jewellery and much more, snowglobes, medals, unique colourways are all part of the mix.

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Dual Works – I Make, We Make, You Make. Shared creative studio Zoe Roberston and Steve Snell invite you to view their individual projects, see their latest commissions, encourage you to undertake you own projects! Launching their new Lampshade collection!

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Centrepiece – 20 years in the making! Centrepiece will again be exhibiting a wide range of styles, craft and most of all knowledge about the jewellery trade. Designer makers continuing heritage.

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Alyn Waterman – the craft of make-up and hair on display with a nod to his celebrity connections. This studio is a revelation in glamour and know how. Learn about camera continuity from the expert!

 

 

We are back again!

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After two successful years we are back again in 2017 ready to invite you to “come see what we do”.

Famed for its jewellery manufacture and artisan makers the Jewellery Quarter lies in the heart of Birmingham. Every day over 6000 people come to work here making and designing some of the finest jewellery, holloware and fine regalia. We make pens, whistles, enamelware, watches, time pieces, we train people at the School of Jewellery and we are home to the Assay Office. Alongside the metal trades there is a growing number of makers and designers that call the Jewellery Quarter home.

Over the weekend of the 29th and 30th July we will again be opening our studio and workshop doors and welcoming you in. Leather workers, film makers, chocolatiers, jewellery designers and makers, tapestry makers, fine artists, Galleries, make-up artists, fashion designers, architects, brewers and many more will be open for you to visit.

Over the next weeks we will be writing about each participant but until then here is a link to our JQ Micros site which interviewed 13 Makers for Micro Business Matters day earlier in the year.