• West Midlands Crafts Open 1988.jpg 'West Midlands Crafts Open', 1988, What's On magazine advert 1/1

Made in the Middle 1988

The very first Made in the Middle exhibition (previously titled West Midlands Crafts Open) was held in 1988. This proved to be the beginning of a legacy which has bridged four decades. Representing makers from the West Midlands, the range of work on display highlighted the finest  crafts from the region. This first show set the precedent and quality for this open, cross discipline touring exhibition.


  • Alison Dupernex
  • Mike Scott
  • Sue Dyer
  • Sue Lloyd

The records for this exhibition don’t include a full exhibitor list, although we know the people above exhibited. If you exhibited or know someone that did, please let us know info@craftspace.co.uk

Tour Schedule

As with the exhibitors our records aren’t clear. If you have any information on where West Midlands Open toured to, please let us know info@craftspace.co.uk