Are you looking to rent a workshop in Birmingham or find a communal bench space? Perhaps you're just launching a new creative business and need to keep overheads low... The Jewellery Quarter has been supporting start-up businesses in Birmingham for centuries. As a result it's home to the largest community of designer makers in Europe!
Image: Tony HisgettContemporary jewellery designer Michele White has been based in the area for 30 years. She therefore understands the expense involved in setting up as a designer maker.
'I wanted to create a space where new start-ups could thrive.'That’s why her business Artisan Alchemy Gallery features workshop space to rent! Michele wants to support jewellers and designer-makers just starting out. So an area of the ground floor has been designed with a communal bench and individual workshops. There's all the prestige of a Jewellery Quarter address. Most of all, you'll enjoy a convenient city centre location.
Workshop facilitiesThe workshop and communal bench area provides a flexible and safe place to work. There's 24-hour access, soundproofing, and security. In addition, users also have their own key, allowing access outside normal work hours. Facilities include:
- A polishing room
- Shared kitchen and courtyard
- Toilets and shower
‘Our rates are extremely competitive. We offer a flexible solution for young creatives who want a low-cost, hassle-free place to work.’There’s also a Meeting Room on site, available for hire. All facilities are just a short walk from Birmingham City Centre.
Meet the designer!Dovile Kondrasovaite rents bench space from the Gallery in the dedicated workshop and communal bench area.
'I'm here most days and fit my designing around teaching classes in the Jewellery Quarter. I make contemporary jewellery, a lot of it in bog oak and amber. I've been based here for three years and it's great! 'I like the location because I can go to St Paul's Square for lunch, and there's a little courtyard down by the workshops. It gives the place quite a European flavour.'
Rent your workshop or benchspace in Birmingham
Drawing by John Shakespeare, RBSAShared bench space is ideal if you are just starting out. In addition we also have a suite of individual workshops. You will enjoy a friendly, creative environment with experienced jewellers. Furthermore, the Gallery has major contacts in the Jewellery Quarter and beyond. This is a great opportunity to build your business without all the financial pressures of starting out. So why wait? Please contact Artisan Alchemy Gallery for more information or to arrange a viewing. firstname.lastname@example.org 0121 233 1186 07801418217