Made in the Middle is an open exhibition originated by Craftspace and selected by an expert panel. Previously showing contemporary craft from the West Midlands, this year the exhibition has been expanded to include the East Midlands and celebrate creative practice across the whole region.
This exhibition brings together 35 makers whose diverse practice reflects the wealth of high quality work produced across the region and the talent nurtured in the Midlands. The range of disciplines include ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, textiles, wood work and mixed media.
In a changing economic climate this Made in the Middle considers 'Pathways to Craft' through selected case studies to draw out the various routes to careers in making. The exhibition aims to demonstrate alternative ways to approach making, not only through the exhibitors' experiences but also through the action research project Apprentices in the Making.
Made in the Middle also reflects on developments in craft. In recent years the use of digital processes and technologies has grown significantly. A focus on digital work highlights the growing interest in these processes and how makers are pushing technology to create innovative work.
Made in the Middle is a partnership between Craftspace and mac birmingham in collaboration with The National Centre for Craft & Design.
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