Outside Paperchase with view of Curated Makers pop-up

Curated Makers Pop-Up in Paperchase. Image by Clicked by Kate

Curated Makers and Paperchase, have collaborated to host a four-week pop-up in the lead-up to Christmas in their Manchester branch, which features the works of over 40 independent artists and makers from across the North of England.

Situated on the top floor of Paperchase, this 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 seven 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 one-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 four 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 2,000 local creatives hoping to join the growing pop-ups.

Speaking of the partnership, Megan 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 seven days a week for your convenience."

The Curated Makers Made Local Pop-Up is situated on the top floor of Paperchase, Manchester and will run until Tuesday 24 December 2019.

Address: Paperchase, Bank House, 12-14 St Mary's Gate, Manchester M1 1PX

Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm

To find out more about upcoming events please visit the Curated Makers website.

A video of the pop-up can be found here. Captured by Clicked by Kate - https://www.dropbox.com/s/5eq5d5vl7g0mepo/Curated%20Makers.mp4?dl=0  

Neina Sheldon
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