February has been a brilliant month full of variety, new connections and fabulous creations for Akers of Art. I’m excited to share what I’ve been busy doing over this past month with you all.

February Is The Month Of Love

To celebrate the month of love and Valentine’s Day, I chose to feature some of my beautiful Rose Quartz pieces on my Instagram and Facebook posts. Rose quartz is believed to encourage self-love as well and attract the love of others. This beautiful pink stone also makes for the perfect choice for jewellery pieces as well as wall art and has been a really popular choice for those wanting to treat themselves. This hand-woven beaded bracelet is a great example and is available in your choice of wire colour.

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Akers Of Art On Display In the Birmingham Library

February also saw the installation of a trio of my Tree of Life sculptures being featured in the wonderful Birmingham City Library. Hundreds of visitors come to the library every week and I’m so proud to know that they will now also be able to see my pieces when they visit this inspiring space. If you go down for a visit, be sure to share my pieces on your socials, I’d love to see your snaps.

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New Commission Installed

I’ve also been busy creating a beautifully bespoke set of sculptures for a client who needed some inspirational art for their home space. Featuring three types of gemstones, each handwoven to create unique Trees of Life, this commission has been a joy from beginning to end. Starting with a home visit to see the space and discuss concepts, colours and expectations, I then create illustrations to represent my vision for the project. Once all approved I start work on creating the masterpieces that now look so at home in this magnificent space. If you’d like a free phone consultation to discuss how my commission process works and pricing, please send me an email with your availability.

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Clay Workshops At 1000 Trades in Birmingham

I haven’t just been busy with wire creations this month, I’ve also been enjoying working with my other love, clay. I was approached a little while back by ‘experience bookers’ BUKT, to deliver a series of clay workshops in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. These evening sessions are so much fun and I’ve seen some fantastic creations and I always get such great feedback from the participants. Clay workshops are a brilliant team-building exercise and with more and more people getting back into the office, they are a really popular corporate day with a difference. For more information on availability and pricing please get in touch.

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Best-selling Artist At Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery

I am so proud to have my creations featured at the outstanding Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery. It's a truly iconic space featuring a collection of hugely talented artists, well-known, to largely undiscovered. When the BCAG owners told me a couple of weeks ago that I was their best-selling artist, I was absolutely blown away. Make sure you include a trip to see this gallery when you're next visiting the City and view my works and the other wonderful pieces on display. 

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Looking Ahead To March

March sees the start of Spring, International Women’s Day and of course Mother’s Day. I have the perfect range of stunning jewellery for the special women in your life, you can either create a bespoke order or pop down to my stall at the Red Brick Market in Digbeth to see the pieces in person. Spring may also be the perfect opportunity to freshen up your work or living space with my unique wall art pieces.

Artist Rachel AKers with her piece 22blossom in the wind22 wire tree sculpture jpg