Manchester, UK Curated Makers and Paperchase, are collaborating again to host a four-week pop-up in the lead-up to Christmas in their Manchester branch. Featuring the works of over 40 independent artists and makers from across the North of England.
Situated on the top floor of Paperchase, this unique concession exhibits a carefully curated selection of locally made, unique handcrafted goods including artwork, jewellery, ceramics, candles, Christmas decorations and more.
Picture it as a highly curated artisan market, situated within a shop environment, open 7 days a week, offering the convenience of shopping small and local, on the main high-street.
With opportunities for customers to ‘meet-the-maker’ within the pop-up, artists will take residency for 1-day-only, offering live pet portraits, personalised decorations, upcycled gifts and more; taking place on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the pop-up.
Curated Makers was founded by Manchester-based Megan Jones, 29, who created the brand to give small, local, independent makers a platform to showcase their products within prime retail spaces. Having started on a market stall in November 2017 where just 4 makers were represented at each stall, the pop-ups now showcase over 40 makers at a time and Curated Makers has received applications from over 2000 local creatives hoping to join the growing pop-ups.
Speaking of the partnership, Megan Jones, founder of Curated Makers, said:
“It is an honour that Paperchase have welcomed us back to host our second pop-up of the year within their Manchester branch. When we were in store in the Summer, the most asked question was, “Are you going to be back for Christmas?”. Well, we’re so happy to announce that yes we are and that we’ll be here all the way up to Christmas Eve. We are a warm alternative to the Manchester Christmas Markets, with an offering of over 40 artisan makers, with products made locally here in the North, open 7 days a week for your convenience. I really hope that if you are visiting the Markets, that you take time to also visit our Made Local Pop-Up on the top floor of Paperchase to shop small this Christmas…and warm up a little at the same time”
Address: Paperchase, Bank House, 12-14 St Mary’s Gate, Manchester M1 1PX
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 9am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm
26th November – 24th December 2019
Images Clicked by Kate