Artists head online for Christmas sales

A new website showcasing the talents of artists and designer-makers in the South Birmingham suburb of Moseley has launched in time to tempt Christmas shoppers away from the high street.

Made in Moseley – – is a new online shop featuring art, jewellery and fashion hand-crafted by creative businesses based in the area.

The website is a result of a partnership between Birmingham City University’s Media Content Lab and charity Moseley Community Development Trust and is intended to be a platform for the burgeoning creative community thriving in Moseley.

Media Content Lab studio manager Suzanne Neal said: “The site looks fantastic, it combines an easy to use interface with a secure payment system via PayPal.”

“It’s one of the first artist-driven, shared ecommerce sites in Birmingham, buying from the shop directly supports Moseley’s artists and designer-makers.”

Items on the site range from a small £4.50 comic book by cult illustrator Sarah Ray to a hand-made 18-carat gold ring set with two cognac diamonds and boulder opal priced at £1,530 by internationally-renowned designer-maker Michele White.