It's that time of year again and at Stockbridge, we're excited to bring you a pop-up shop of some of our favourite local makers. The pop-up features jewellery, ceramics, artwork and much more and every item is under £60 so they're the perfect gifts for someone special this time of year.
A variety of the products we have on offer in the Pop-Up
Eleanor Whitworth is a Glasgow based jeweller. On graduating from Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2019 from the Glasgow School of Art she then went on to be their “Artist in Residence” for the following year. She has had various accolades since, including being the Co- Curator at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland pop up public exhibition project during COP26 this year. Her “wearable sculptures” stem from her own curiosity with the natural world and inspired by the scientific methods we use to understand it.
“It’s things that are small and sculptural that have interested me most, even as a young child.”
Catherine McIntyre is a recent graduate from the Fashion and textiles course at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. Towards the end of her degree she chose to specialise in interior textiles which lead her to founding “Chroma by Cat.” She now lives and makes her work in Crammond, just outside Edinburgh, which include hand tufted contemporary rugs, with bold shapes and colour combinations that make them truly unique.
“I love hands on processes and like to feel that the way something is created is as important as the final outcome to this was the perfect process for me.”
Wildgorse Pottery was established two years ago by potter/ ceramacist Jennifer Smith. Her shop and studio are based in Glasgow’s Southside - Pollockshaws Road
“Showing the craft behind these pieces as part of the buying experience is really important to me because it sparks conversation around the time it takes to make, the skill involved and the clear difference in process from a mass produced ceramic.”
She creates a wide range of designs that evoke the colours, buildings and spirit of Glasgow through various glazing techniques.
Kitty Lambton is another Fashion Textiles, Gray’s School of Art graduate. Drawing from her love of Screen printing, which she discovered while on the course, she now has a small business where she sells her prints and various accessories which integrate her colourful and playful print designs.
“My inspiration stems from my close examination of the ordinary. The things we see routinely are often the ones that go unnoticed. (It’s the) seemingly mundane objects that inspire the organic shapes and bold colours of my designs.”
Emma McDowall has been producing colourful concrete household objects from her Edinburgh based studio since 2016. The methods and aesthetic she has developed since her brands conception are unique to her - both in the ways she colours and casts the concrete - her products being stocked and in such institutions as UK Liberty London and TATE definitely speak to this!
“ We aim to celebrate the imperfect and encourage curiosity with every product.”
To explore the the pop-up head down to our Stockbridge shop, it's on till the 24th of December and is perfect for any last minute stocking fillers!