‘Museum of London x Craft Central’ pop-up opens for Christmas 2016

20 October 2016

Open daily 10am to 6pm, 14 November to 23 December 2016

The Museum of London shop and designer-maker charity Craft Central have teamed up for the first time to create a special pop-up store for Christmas. The collaboration will offer shoppers a festive destination to buy original, stylish and handcrafted gifts for friends and family.

Opening on 14 November, the pop-up will feature 10 independent designer-makers, specially selected by the Museum and Craft Central, selling handcrafted jewellery, ceramics, stationery, homewares, prints and paper craft all made in the UK with most made in London.

The designer-makers appearing will be:

  • Helen Beard – Ceramics (bespoke ceramics made in Clerkenwell)
  • Monokraum – Prints (London-based printmaker specialising in architecture prints)
  • Scout Editions – Prints/accessories (limited editions and exclusive collaborations)
  • Vic Lee – Prints (London-inspired hand-illustrated screen prints)
  • I AM A – Stationery (‘happy’ stationery and gift wrapping)
  • Oscar Francis London – Homewares (architecturally-inspired prints and homewares)
  • Myia Bonner – Jewellery (contemporary jewellery made in Clerkenwell)
  • Lizzy Chambers – Jewellery (whimsical jewellery with a hint of nostalgia)
  • Mystic Forms – Jewellery (‘wearable art’ Perspex jewellery)
  • Sato Hisao – Paper craft (‘toys’, sculptures and other paper craft)

For more original gifts, browse the Museum of London shop for a number of exclusive products including ‘Heart London’ prints and tote bags by print artists Alfred & Wilde; the Cheapside Hoard-inspired jewellery range; Suffragette print accessories; and the woodcut ‘Great Fire of London’ range including cushions, bags, tea towels and notebooks.

Christmas shoppers can also enjoy an extra Yuletide treat if they visit the Museum of London’s Victorian-style Santa’s Grotto. Open from 2nd to 23rd December families of under 5s can pre-book to meet Santa and receive a special gift (tickets cost from £7, including gift, book online at www.museumoflondon.org.uk).

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For more information and high-res images of products available, contact Kerry Law via [email protected]

Exhibitor websites:

Helen Beard (ceramics), www.helenbeard.com

Monokraum (prints), www.etsy.com/shop/monokraum

Scout Editions (accessories), www.scouteditions.co.uk

Vic Lee (prints), www.vicleelondon.co.uk

I AM A (stationery), www.iama.london

Oscar Francis London (homewares), www.oscarfrancis.co.uk

Myia Bonner (jewellery), www.myiabonner.co.uk

Lizzy Chamers (jewellery), www.lizzychambers.com

Mystic Forms (jewellery), www.mysticforms.com

Sato Hisao (paper craft), www.satohisao.com

About The Museum of London

The Museum of London tells the ever-changing story of this great world city and its people, from 450,000 BC to the present day. Our galleries, exhibitions, displays and activities seek to inspire a passion for London and provide a sense of the vibrancy that makes the city such a unique place.

The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more being added. www.museumoflondon.org.uk.

About Craft Central

At the cutting edge of craft for over 40 years, Craft Central is a charity actively supporting high standards in craft and design and nurturing an appreciation of fine craftsmanship in members of the public. It provides affordable studio spaces, galleries, promotion opportunities, business support and other valuable opportunities for designer makers at any stage of their career. It has a 600-strong national member network of designer makers in addition to the 100 in studios in two Victorian buildings in Clerkenwell. Visit www.craftcentral.org.uk.