Quartermasters: Artisan Craftmanship in the Heart of Birmingham

Quartermasters is a community of artisan designer-makers based in Birmingham who run workshops, events and exhibitions to promote their work and share their skills. We went along to their latest exhibition – part of the first-ever Birmingham Design Festival – to take a look at some of their amazing products and designs…

The Holodeck

The Holodeck is a printmaking and bookbinding workshop specialising in risograph, letterpress, bookbinding, marbling and etching, using traditional techniques to create mind-blowing designs.

Instagram: @holodeckbirmingham

Website: www.theholodeck.co.uk

Andrew Mason

Andrew makes hand-painted, bespoke lettering and signs for a variety of purposes, using glass, enamel paint, copper and gold leaf to create beautiful typography with a traditional yet contemporary feel.

Instagram: @andrewjmason73

Website: www.andrewjmason.co.uk

Paper Amy

Paper Amy recreates everyday items in tiny, intricate paper sculptures – a skill known as paper illustration. We love how she turns even the most mediocre objects into elaborate, miniature works of art.

Instagram: @paperamy

Website: www.paperamy.co.uk/

The Dual Works

The Dual Works specialises in bespoke design, creating one-off products, furniture, interiors and artworks from their studio in the Jewellery Quarter.

Instagram: @thedualworks

Website: www.thedualworks.com

Sparrow + Wolf

Sparrow + Wolf is a home furnishing and stationery studio run by Cherie Gregory. She combines great design, quality products and fun illustrations to create quirky cushions, pins, notebooks and much more.

Instagram: @sparrow_and_wolf

Website: www.sparrowandwolf.co.uk

Joe Pascoe

Joe is a maker of handmade ceramics, mostly working with wheel-thrown stoneware. Local commissions include Harborne Kitchen and Caffiened.

Instagram: @joe.pascoeceramics

Website: www.joepascoe.com

B18 Leather

These beautifully handcrafted leather goods are created from responsibly sourced Italian leather and decorated with eclectic, eye-catching designs. For workshops, visit www.deborette.com.

Instagram: @b18leather

Website: www.b18leather.co.uk

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