22 November 2012

Setting Up Day

So today we have been setting up the shop and preparing all of the fantastic work to go on sale for you on Saturday. The most exciting part for us was unwrapping all of the work as we had not seen it before in the flesh, it certainly gave us a festive feeling.
It has been a long day setting up but the festive feeling continued as the Christmas lights were switched on and we treated ourselves to a Hog Roast Baguette and Starbucks Hot Chocolate that fuelled us through the evening.
Tomorrow we have some touching up to do before the Private View a celebration for all of our talented artists.
Our evening ends tonight with a crafty activity, bunting making, for our window display to finish the shop off tomorrow. Hope to see you at the shop from Saturday.

21 November 2012

The set up has begun

So we have now set foot in the shop, and have been busy painting. The walls are now lovely and fresh to display all of the brilliant work on. We couldn't have done it without the help of some very talented artists.

Firstly Natasha Wightman who will be showcasing a selection of functional ceramics. This year Natasha attended the Media Innovation award ceremony where her award design was selected to be presented to the winners. Natasha worked extremely hard and presented some stunning awards.
Secondly Amy Whittingham, a Glass Technician at Plymouth College of art. You can view her beautiful Glass work on her website. Thanks for your help guys!

As we are open is so near Christmas, the shop would not be complete without some fantastic illustrated christmas cards.

Holly Liminton is in her 3rd year studying Illustration, she specialises in writing and illustrating her own children's books. Holly has led many illustration projects and workshops with children of all ages. These Christmas cards are perfect for the festive season.

Jemma Worth is in her 2nd year of Illustration and has also produced some lovely christmas cards, this is just one out of two designs, you will just have to pop down to the shop to see more.

So the best part of setting up is tomorrow, displaying all of this fantastic work we have for you. Remember the shop is open from 24th of November to the 1st of December so don't miss this great opportunity to support local artists and pick up some beautiful unique christmas gifts.

20 November 2012


We have a wide range of ceramics in Pop Up Plymouth both functional and decorative. Here again is a sneak peak of what is going to be on sale in the shop.

Firstly Jessica Thorn's Porcelain Christmas decorations. Jessica's specialises in handbuilding and has only recently started to use porcelain. Jessica gets her inspiration from old vintage kitchenware and pattern and textures created by rust and decay. You can view her previous work such as her Ceramic Tin collection on her blog.  

Here we have Ruth Harrison who is in her 3rd year at Plymouth College of Art. She will be selling a selection of work, from badges to these loopy vessels. To see more of Ruth's have a look at her blog.

Textile Artists

This morning we are treating you to a sneak peak of the lovely textile artists we have in the shop. 

Firstly Linda Whymark who is also a student ambassador and is currently in her second year. She will be selling a range of unique purses. 

As well as Jo Tyler who is also in her second year, she runs a handmade company, that sells upcycled and recycled textiles. Jo will be showcasing a selection of her beautiful 'dream books'.

19 November 2012

A raffle you do not want to miss!

This isn't your ordinary raffle with the usual tin of Roses, selection of bubble bath or cuddly toy.
Instead we have an amazing selection of unique artworks from a range of very talented artists from many areas of expertise including Ceramics, Photography, Metal-work, Illustration and Glass plus a PCA Hoodie and Art Supplies.

Tickets are on sale now!
Come and see us in ceramics to purchase your ticket. 
Or you can pick them up at Pop Up Plymouth for the duration of the shop.

Our amazing prizes have been very kindly donated to us from local makers and businesses. Here are just two of our beautifully crafted metal-work pieces.

A Circus Automata from the metal worker John Grayson.
A matching set of earrings and necklace of Ernie Ladell's who specialises in a metal working technique called  Mokume Gane.

More of our fabulous artists

Jane Mooney is in her 3rd year on the Contemporary Craft course and is specialising in Ceramics.  Last year  she developed a series of contemporary ceramic drums which she will be selling in the shop, along with some beautiful blue ceramic bowls. Jane is also a student ambassador and a member of the Plymouth College of Arts Charitable trust. Check out her blog to see what else she has been up to.

Jess Driver is an Illustration Student, who will be showcasing a selection of work including hand painted driftwood plaques, hand painted bottles and Christmas cards.

5 Days to go...

So the week of setting up has finally arrived. Through out the week we will be introducing you to all of our fantastic artists we have lined up for you and some sneak previews of their work they will be selling.

Firstly Katherine Cole, she is a 2nd year Illustration Student who takes inspiration from nature and organic forms. In the shop she will be showcasing her screen printed unique design Hot Air Balloon T-shirts. You can see more of Katherine's work and inspiration on her blog  http://pdp-katherinecole.blogspot.co.uk/.