Keep your eyes peeled this summer!
we're glad to welcome back the sun and lighter evenings.
and the Platinum Jubilee Walkway.
Take a look below to see what we have lined up!
SEE MICHELE'S WORK AT DESIRE FAIR
Desire Fair is finally back!
This weekend 27th-29th May, come down to Chelsea Old Town Hall to see and purchase work from around 100 of the UK's finest designer makers. Book now and save using discount code CIFV22.
Desire has become firmly established as the “must visit” event for its stunning collection and unrivalled choice of contemporary jewellery and stylish silverware.
The fairs present highly talented exhibitors who have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine passion for the work they create.
See and purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers.
Visitors to Desire have often commented on how they welcome the opportunity of discussing a purchase direct with the maker, and listening to what inspires them in their work, rather than simply purchasing mass produced work from an in store display. Discussion with the makers will reveal that each piece is the result of an exciting mix of inspiration, discovery and creative talent, which will give an understanding that every piece has its own unique story.
Michele is very excited to be showcasing a range of her work, some classic pieces and some new designs.
The fair is open between 10am-5pm, don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to see so many talented makers under one roof!
ARTISAN ALCHEMY ON THE BIRMINGHAM PLATINUM JUBILEE WALKWAY
A special 22km Platinum Walkway in Birmingham has been announced to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands has announced a special Platinum Walkway in Birmingham to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which every resident and visitor can enjoy before, during and after the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Along the route, walkers will see well-known landmarks such as Centenary Square, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the Black Sabbath Bench in Broad Street and a section of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Cricket Ground and Cannon Hill Park are also some of the 20 highlights connected by the 22km circular route (approximately 13 miles).
These bronze markers, containing the Queen’s EIIR royal cypher, are to be installed permanently along the route during March and a panel will also be designed and installed to promote the route at a central Birmingham location.
Here at Artisan Alchemy, we're excited to be featured along the Platinum Jubilee walkway! As a showcase of the finest furniture and jewellery the UK has to offer, it seems only right that our wonderful Gallery is part of this celebration of Birmingham!
TRANSFORMATIONS - SOCIETY OF DESIGNER CRAFTSMEN
Transformations – an exhibition of unique contemporary craft from the Society of Designer Craftsmen
Masters in the magic of transforming simple materials into superb contemporary craft works, the Society of Designer Craftsmen will be revealing their collective skill at the Bankside Gallery in London this summer.
Combining innovative approach with supreme craftsmanship, over 100 of the Society’s members will be showcasing original work in textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, paper, stone, base and precious metals.
Last year, Michele was awarded a Fellowship from the Society of Designer Craftsmen. This is the most prestigious membership status given for quality of work by the Society. Having been a member for many years, Michele has exhibited with the Society numerous times and feels honoured to be a valued member of this establishment. She will be showcasing some exciting new works for the Transformations exhibition so don't miss out!
Established in 1887 by Walter Crane, with William Morris an early President, the Society of Designer Craftsmen is proud to have as members some of the finest and respected designer-makers of the day. It continues to promote and support the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who innovate through the exploration of materials and skills in their own fields.
Transformations will exemplify the abundance of talent the Society represents today. It will also feature a selection of supreme designer craft works created by Honorary Fellows of the Society along with the stories behind them.
The exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to view and purchase a wide range of exceptional and unique craft pieces.
It runs from Wed 15th June to Sun 26thJune, 11am to 6pm every day. Admission is free and all works are for sale. Commissions can also be taken.
JQ FESTIVAL IS BACK!
Finally the JQ Festival is back with a bang! With a music festival in St. Paul's Square, crafts market in the Golden Square and live theatre in Warstone Lane Cemetery, you don't want to miss out! You can also find tours, live maker demos and acoustic music.
Saturday 23rd July, 11am - 8pm, more details announced soon.
We're delighted to be involved at the Gallery with our own celebration of local makers. You can expect to see our showcase of beautifully crafted woodwork and jewellery alongside an exhibition of guest makers and workshops.
Keep an eye on our social media for more details. We can't wait to see you there!
THANK YOU FOR READING!
Here at Artisan Alchemy we are always on the hunt for exciting new makers and pieces to exhibit in the Gallery.
If you are a maker or know someone making bespoke fine furniture get in touch! We love having new work in the Gallery and meeting talented new makers.
As always, if you would like to commission an extra special piece of jewellery or furniture, please do get in touch - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 233 1186.
With best wishes from Michele and the team at Artisan Alchemy 😊