Etsy Made Local 2019

IDEAS Birmingham will be returning this year for our 5th annual Etsy Made Local Event at a new and exciting venue in Birmingham City Centre. This year we’ll be just a few steps from the German Market within The Medicine Bakery & Gallery, a beautiful artisan bakery, kitchen, café and gallery located on New Street.

Our market runs from Tuesday 3rd December to Sunday 22nd December and opens from 10am to 7pm.

This fabulous local event is organised by a team of local Etsy sellers and will showcase a variety of talented local designer-makers. Across the 20 days we’ll be here you’ll find a variety of jewellery, textiles, homewares, stationary and artwork. So there’ll be plenty of opportunities to find lots of unique, handmade gifts for loved-ones and enjoy the fabulous food and photography, all within a charming Victorian location. Details of the event and most importantly how to find us can be found on our Facebook event page.

If you are not a Facebook user and would like email reminders sent to you so you don’t miss the event try our Eventbrite event page.

To find out about the line-up please check the following links remembering that each line-up is only for that specific week. Some designers will be attending during other weeks too so do check all the line-ups or simply come and see each week during the event:

Week 1 – Tues 3rd – Sun 8th December

Week 2 – Mon 9th – Sun 15th December – To be announced

Week 3 – Mon 16th – Sun 22nd December – To be announced

We’re having workshops too this year

We’re also excited to be offering some workshops on selected dates during our Winter Market:

Porcelain decoration workshop – 2 hours

Learn how to make beautiful porcelain Christmas decorations with Barbara Piancia from BPianciaCeramics.

You will be given a brief introduction on how ceramic and porcelain works then you will move on to make and decorate these fabulous hanging decorations using different techniques. These will include rolling lace, print resist and sgraffito. All equipment is provided and the finished pieces will be taken away to Barbara’s studio, where they will be fired twice and then glazed. She will then post them to you in time to give as Christmas gifts.

Wipes will be provided for hands but this workshop is not as messy as usual ceramic workshops.


Tuesday 3rd – 17.00-19.00
Wednesday 4th – 10.30-12.30 / 14.00-16.00 / 16.00-18.00
Thursday 5th -14.00-16.00
Monday 9th – 10.30-12.30 / 14.00-16.00 / 16.00-18.00
Tuesday 10th – 10.30-12.30 / 14.00-16.00 / 16.00-18.00

Workshop costs: £40 for a 2 hour workshop.
Booking a place: Use the Eventbrite event page.

Live Portraits – 20 minutes

Katherine Tromans is offering to draw live portraits in her lovely signature style, using a drop-in booking system. She will make 3 appointments available per hour on weekday afternoons only so you can browse, have a cronut and then come back at your appointment time.


Dates: Fri 6th, Fri 13th & Thurs 19th Dec.
Times: 1.00pm-4pm & 4.30pm-7pm
Workshop Costs: £15 for an A5 portrait taking 20 minutes
Booking: You can drop-in and book

Free Etsy tote bag

Every day of the market on the hour – we’ll also be giving away one free tote bag along with some goodies from some of the sellers. This exciting goody bag will go to whoever signs up to our IDEAS Birmingham mailing list at that time.

We look forward to seeing you there.

What else can I do at the Medicine Bakery & Gallery?

Don’t forget you can also enjoy many other lovely things at our venue this year. The Medicine Bakery has an amazing menu including their signature artisan breads. Have a little browse at the selection here.

While we hosting are market the Gallery will also be showcasing a fabulous photographer called Charisse Kenion whose exhibition features our very own Yu from Blackbird Geranium.

So come and spend some relaxing time in this beautiful space with all our talented designer-makers. Maybe pop by a few times during the 20 day event and bring your friends.

Remember to shop indie for Christmas 2019.


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