Saturday 4th March 11am-5pm

1000 Trades playsQuartermasters host to the second Quartermasters artisanal makers market with a dozen independent local businesses taking part. Wanting to encourage people to shop local and handmade, Quartermasters is bringing micro businesses to life through this contemporary craft experience led by the local creative community.

With a craft beer or natural wine in their hand, punters will be able peruse and purchase work from local makers, from leather goods, letterpress cards, crocheted home accessories to ceramic bunting, prints and ‘forever flowers’.

Twelve hand-picked makers and artisans will enable people to buy direct and in person, discovering some of the faces behind the closed doors of the Jewellery Quarter and beyond.

The ‘Chief Quartermaster’, Kirsty Hillyer of Frilly Industries, said:

“As makers ourselves we wanted to create more opportunities for local artists to sell and showcase their work in the city for a contemporary shopping experience. Birmingham’s savvy shoppers can support independent businesses by combining their love of craft beers and natural wine under one roof.

“For our second market we’ve curated a list of makers can offer something for people to treat themselves or their mum, from flowers, pin badges to a nice new bag or wallet and not forgetting some unique cards to go with them.”

Makers include:

Limited edition collaboration: Frilly Industries x KT Robbins Ceramics Pop-up: Bringing their limited edition laser cut wooden flowers for a Frilly ‘forever flowers’ pop-up with handmade vases and bottles from local ceramicist KT Robbins.

Ceramics: Tamsen Poole Ceramics with ceramic jewellery and ceramic bunting.

Textiles: This Geek Love with pop culture crochet accessories and homewares.

Leather: B18 Leather with hand painted leather goods.

Print/ Design/ Illustration: Anjuli McKenna with wanderlust, graphic and art deco travel prints, Holly O’Meara with fine art illustrative prints, Sarah & Maude with letterpressed cards and design and FeFiFo with cards and prints.

Jewellery: Tahira Rafiq with minimalist, boho jewellery.

Pop Culture Gifts and Design: Lynsey Luu, with everything from pin badges to stationary and cute cat necklaces and Georgina Jones and Alexander McCarthy with pop culture illustrations, pin badges and jewellery for the comic fans and Netflix consumers.