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RBSA Gallery Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas soon approaching, we’ve put together a handy gift guide to help you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season. From stocking fillers to blockbuster presents, there’s something for everyone in our craft shop.
All items in our curated gallery shop are created by independent designer-makers, so you know that each gift is truly special and unique.
Whimsical Fusings – Glass Decorations, £8 – £30
Avril is a local glass maker based in Worcestershire, who creates fun and light-hearted glass decorations. Every piece sold by Whimsical Fusings is handmade by Avril in her studio. The nature of glass fusing ensures that no two objects are the same, and each have their own unique quirks.
Luiza Holub – Cards, £2.50
Luiza is a Sheffield-based independent printmaker who creates beautiful, heart-warming designs. Her greetings cards are works of art that can be kept as decorative prints for future longevity.
Milan Illustrator – Cards, £3.25
Milian is an illustrator based in Birmingham. He designs cards featuring iconic scenes of Birmingham, including the Jewellery Quarter and more. These cards are a lovely gift for all Brummie babs.
Stocking Fillers
Alberta + Esther – Leather Key Rings, £15 – £20
Alberta + Esther is a collaboration between the artist Jodie Wingham NWA and other artisans to create unique, hand crafted products in Great Britain that celebrates traditional processes. All of her pieces are entirely hand-made, the leather is dyed by hand, screen printed designs, riveting and marbling meaning that every item is unique.
CharKnots – Macramé Key Rings, £8.50
Charlotte is a macramé artist based in Sheffield. All CharKnots products are made with 100% recycled cotton. The cotton used is Oeko-Tex® 100 certified and is produced without using water or toxic dyes. This keeps the carbon footprint of CharKnots products to a minimum. Her gorgeous wristlet key rings combine the practical with the fashionable. They make great accessories while being functional, and ensure you never lose your keys again.
‘The Birmingham Art Book: A City Through the Eyes of its Artists’ is a brand-new publication. With a foreword written by Brummie comedian and artist Joe Lycett, the book is full of original artworks showcasing Birmingham by 58 artists working in a range of media and styles.
This book makes a perfect present for art-loving Brummies, and sheds new light on the city.
For that special someone…
Studio Ina – Jewellery, £30 – £70
After attending Birmingham School of Jewellery, Susie Andrews set up her own workshop where she mainly works with precious metals. Sterling silver is Susie’s main material, and she often combines precious metals by incorporating hammered gold foil to create texture, or gold granulation which creates almost cellular forms.
Kiya Corrales – Jewellery, £70 – £140
All of Kiya’s jewellery is handmade with care and attention to detail by Kiya in her Birmingham based studio. Her work is designed to be effortlessly comfortable & beautiful. Her work is skilfully handcrafted using silver and gold, with natural gemstones adding pops of colour.
POD Ceramics – Ceramic Homewares, £28 – £135
Patrick makes wheel thrown and hand-built ceramics using an extensive range of expressive and often abstract mark making, painting and glazing techniques to create individual decorative works. All of his work is expertly handcrafted, and every item is unique, making them perfect for a stylish home.
For lovers of colour…
PicklePoppet Designs – Jewellery, £12 – £20
PicklePoppet was created by Yorkshire based designer-maker Michelle Fidler.
PicklePoppet jewellery celebrates clean shapes with little pops of colour designed for everyday wear. Her ‘wear 3 ways’ earrings allow the owner to customise their jewellery, making them a perfect multi-use gift!
Kitsune Design Studio – Textiles, £12 – £18
Antonella is a surface pattern designer, self-taught with a passion for colour and a love of botanicals with a playful twist. She works under the name of Kitsune Design Studio making accessories such as cosmetic bags and kitchen tea towels that she hopes will bring a smile to customer’s faces.
Little Lovers – Ceramic Jewellery, £24 – 45
Inspired by vintage and retro ceramics, Kate uses vintage colours, patterns, and shapes in her work to make fun and unique jewellery. Kate designs and handmakes each piece – from colouring clay and hand polishing each shape to decorating with metallic lustres, making every earing wire, and constructing each necklace chain.
For something truly unique…
Jill Pargeter – Textiles, £6 – £30
All of Jill’s textile pieces are handmade. The process begins with the creation of an original design which is then screenprinted on to fabrics, stitched and finalised. Her stock ranges from scented keepsakes and textile ornaments to zip bags and glasses cases.
Emma Wells – Glass, £17 – £60
Emma is a self-taught glass artist who has developed her unique style using printing techniques and kiln firing. Her collection of decoratively functional ‘house jewellery’ evokes bygone days and faded grandeur.
Due to her technique, no two items are the same, meaning that every piece is a true individual beauty.
Rosalind Stoddart – Alpaca Wool Scarves, £60
All of Ros’ work is sustainably handmade from alpaca fleece and natural dyes. From field to studio, every part of the process is handled by Ros, as it is the five alpacas who live in the field behind her house that supply the wool. Each item is lovingly hand created and naturally soft.
Can’t decide?
Struggling to choose the perfect gift? We’ve got you covered! We offer gift cards, allowing your loved one to select the right present for them.
Our gift cards can also be used to pay for workshops, which we run in Winter, Summer, and Autumn. Our workshop programme covers a range of styles and mediums, including printmaking, oil painting, hand stitching, photography, and more!
Can’t make it into the gallery?
Everything listed in this gift guide can be purchased on our online shop, as well as in store! Simply visit our website now to place your order.
Haven’t seen the perfect gift?
Not to worry! The works listed in the guide are not an exhaustive list of everything we have in stock. There are plenty more craft makers to be found in our gallery shop – in addition to all the artworks we have for sale – so do have a look around, either online or in person.