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The Dual Works is a shared creative studio in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, UK. We are Zoe Robertson and Stephen Snell. Together we work on our own artistic projects, undertake commissions and teach you the skills to make your own projects.

I MAKE – we work on our individual artistic projects

WE MAKE – we work to clients briefs creating bespoke commissions

YOU MAKE – we teach you the skills to undertake your own projects


Introducing our client commissions

The Dual Works was filmed by  Workshop Birmingham for Make Works. Workshop Birmingham locates local manufactures, materiel suppliers and workshops for designers, makers and artists. Visit our profile at Workshop Birmingham to find out more. Images courtesy of Workshop Birmingham

Our motto is ‘we make so you don’t have to!’

We specialize in one-off fabrication and undertake bespoke commissions to clients’ specification, making all kinds of things including artist fabrication and installation, the design and manufacture of products, furniture and interiors such as exhibition display stands, bespoke storage solutions and workshop fittings as well as theatre and stage props. We are happy to discuss every aspect of the project from initial idea to the end installation.

The Dual Works has over 50 years of making experience between us, across various industries and materials. We enjoy the making process from the initial idea through to design, production, realisation and installation. If you want something unique making and your not sure where to start then give us a shout. We will be happy to discuss your ideas and help you create a solution. Contact us here

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Our clients

  • Artists
  • Private Commissions
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  • B18 Leather
  • 1000 Trades
  • Vittoria Street Gallery
  • Birmingham City University
  • Coventry University
  • Room 7
  • Midlands Art Centre
  • Bloon Co Ltd
  • Ruthin Craft Centre
  • Flatpack Film Festival
  • Purecraft Bar and Kitchen
  • Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
  • BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
  • Jasper Corporate Finance


Here we are in the making

Our recent commissions

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