Pop Up Maker Store

You can buy beautiful objects from well-known designer makers at a Pop Up Maker Store. Come and meet the makers and see their work, as well as a selection of their hand tools and materials.

We are a small group of creatives  with years of experience of selling events for applied artists and designer makers. Pop Up Maker Store is responding to the changing nature of galleries and events for selling applied arts in the southeast, and we could pop up anywhere.

We believe in the value of designing & making beautiful, and desirable, functional objects by hand. We’ve always been authentic and sustainable.

Pop Up Maker store is available to pop up anywhere.  Contact us for more information office@popupmakerstore.com

Read the press release from our first event in Brighton here.

We are grateful for the amazing support of Phoenix Brighton and Playne Design in launching our first event. And thanks to our launch maker-partners:

Amanda Doughty; understated luxury, contemporary jewellery for men and women
Kathie Murphy; resin jewellery
Ken Eardley; handcrafted individually designed pottery
Emily Boo; upholstery, traditionally modern chairs
Nicki Tarr; upholstery, chairsmith
Maiko Dawson; handmade shoes and leather accessories
Ruth Martin; print, paper, cards & curios.

Emma’s Pop Up Cafe

 

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Artist of the Month

Phoenix Artist of the Month, October 2017
Amanda Doughty

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1. How long have you been at Phoenix?

I moved into Phoenix Brighton in 2006 having been part of Cockpit Arts in Holborn, where I established my business in 1994. In looking for a studio in Brighton and Hove I discovered Red Herring Studios and applied to be a studio member hoping for a space at Phoenix.

I inherited my studio from Cynthia Cousins, a jeweller who I much admired, and who taught me as a student.

I love the light and the position of my studio, but most especially the pins and marks in the walls that Cynthia left behind.

2. What are you working on at the moment?

I am fortunate to have some really interesting and fulfilling commissions ongoing at the moment, I make engagement and wedding rings, as well as other private commission pieces.

Alongside these I am working on new pieces and work for the collection to show and sell at the ‘pop up’ Brighton Maker Store at the end of October.

I am part of a small group of creatives with many years of experience of selling events for applied artists and designer makers. Brighton Maker Store is responding to the changing nature of galleries and events in the south east. We believe in the value of designing and making beautiful, and desirable, functional objects by hand. Seven well-known designer makers will be exhibiting at our first event at Phoenix Brighton.

3. Which media do you like to use?

I predominantly use precious metals; silver, gold, palladium and platinum, I work with diamonds and semi precious stones.

Whilst I love machinery, I also love making with my hands and tools at the workbench. Some of these tools will be on show at the Brighton Maker Store.

4. Which other artists do you admire?

I admire jewellers Dorothy Hogg, Cynthia Cousins, Andrew Lamb and Jacqueline Ryan.
I am inspired by the great architects Frank O’Gehry, Richard Rodgers, Norman Foster and Zaha Hidid.

I grew up very near Harlow New Town, love the brutalist architecture by Frederick Gibberd, and have a life long admiration for Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

5. What would you recommend to go see?

Come and see ceramics by Ken Eardley; leather shoes and accessories by Maiko Dawson; resin jewellery by Kathie Murphy; print, paper, cards and curios by Ruth Martin; and stunning upholstery by Emily Beaumont and Nicki Tarr. I will also be selling my work at the Brighton Maker Store.

6. Is there a piece of work you’re particularly proud of?

Having designed the unique ‘ring within a ring’ range approximately fifteen years ago, I wear one every day. It has become a signature piece in my collection, alongside my bangles for which I am known.

Interview ©Phoenix Brighton 2017
Image © Manel Ortega 2017

 

We love… HOUSE Biennial

HOUSE Biennial at Phoenix Brighton: Common Threads

North Gallery
30 September – 5 November 2017

Weds – Sun 11am – 5pm
Late Opening: Friday 27 October 8 – 11 pm

Preview: Friday 29 September, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Phoenix Brighton is partnering with HOUSE Biennial and Outside In to present newly commissioned work, shown alongside related existing work of two artists selected by open submission.

Two artists this year, Anthony Stevens (Brighton) and Andrew Omoding(London), have been selected from Outside In’s network of over 2500 artists to produce new artworks inspired by the theme of ‘Excess’ and the work of HOUSE Biennial invited artist Laura Ford.

Anthony Stevens​ is a self-taught artist whose work is about expressing personal experiences and processing the consequences. His characterful hand embroidered textile collages draw out satirical observations around human behaviour and our underlying motivations. The act of making itself is mindful and important process in making the work. Stevens’ work shares personal stories alongside more widely known fables that explore excess and its implications found in mythology, historical events as much as contemporary societal values and consumerist trends. This includes how the need to be loved has been manipulated into a desire to overconsume.

Ugandan born Andrew Omoding’s ​work is largely autobiographical. His mixed media creations include sculptures, books and costumes made from left-over and scrap materials he finds. Omoding selects a variety of found materials to weave, wrap, sew, thread and construct new objects. An intuitive process, the works are created as his stories evolve. Whilst making, the artist simultaneously sings, performs and shares his works through storytelling. Andrew will be present in the gallery at selected times throughout the exhibition to share wider stories on the works exhibited – details to follow.

Conceived in 2008 by Directors Judy Stevens and Chris Lord, HOUSE is a contemporary visual arts festival that began in part as a response to the limited space in the city for presenting contemporary art. HOUSE is curated by Celia Davies and commissions an internationally regarded Invited Artist and selects for commission a range of artists at varying career stages. Inherent to HOUSE is a potential to experience new ideas and different ways of thinking within the artistic process.

Outside In provides a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world for reasons including health, disability, isolation or social circumstance. The goal of the charity is to create a fairer art world which challenges traditional values and institutional judgments about whose work can and should be displayed.

Brighton Maker Store

Pop Up Maker Store presents: Brighton Maker Store
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October 2017 •
 Phoenix Brighton • Free Entry

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You can buy beautiful objects from well-known designer makers at the Brighton Maker Store. Come and meet the makers and see their work, as well as a selection of their hand tools and materials.

Our first event presents:

Amanda Doughty; understated luxury, contemporary jewellery for men and women
Kathie Murphy; resin jewellery
Ken Eardley; handcrafted individually designed pottery
Emily Boo; upholstery, traditionally modern chairs
Nicki Tarr; upholstery, chairsmith
Maiko Dawson; handmade shoes and leather accessories
Ruth Martin; print, paper, cards & curios.

Emma’s Pop Up Cafe

Where: Phoenix Brighton, Green Room, 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB
When: Museums at Night Special Late Opening & Private View Party Friday 6-11pm
Sat & Sun 11am-6pm
Free entry

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Organised by Pop Up Maker Store.

We are a small group of creatives  with years of experience of selling events for applied artists and designer makers. Pop Up Maker Store is responding to the changing nature of galleries and events for selling applied arts in the southeast, and we could pop up anywhere.

We believe in the value of designing & making beautiful, and desirable, functional objects by hand. We’ve always been authentic and sustainable.

Press Release here.
More information & press from: office@popupmakerstore.com

We are grateful for the amazing support of Phoenix Brighton and Playne Design in launching our first event.

Amanda Doughty

Amanda Doughty designs and makes contemporary jewellery for men and women.

She is well known for her geometric, architectural inspired work using bold forms and hidden precious stones. Amanda sells through a small number of selected galleries and shows in the UK, although works mainly to commission.

A&C Black published Amanda’s book ‘Bangles & Bracelets’ in 2009.

Amanda lives and works in Brighton UK, having set up her business at Cockpit Arts, Holborn, London in the early 1990’s.

Amanda Doughty; understated luxury, contemporary jewellery for men and women

Maiko Dawson

Maiko says…

I have always loved making things. My mother bought me a sewing machine when I was six, I started sewing everything we needed in our house and my sewing machine has been my best friend since.

When I started making shoes nearly 20 years ago, I realized how wonderful it is to work with “LEATHER”. The smell of the leather makes me feel happy and the ability of the leather makes me to be creative.

My inspiration for design comes primarily from colours and shapes I see in everyday life.  Colours and shapes in nature, in seasons, on streets, at markets, on clothes someone is wearing, and in other product designs … I pick them up from everywhere.  On good sunny days, I see more colours in the light, they encourages my ideas to form to the products I create.

Then I draw clean lines, not always even on paper, it can be only in my head.  And so I fill with the colours I picked up.

For designing shoes, I combine these with traditional designs.  Because I respect the history of shoes which we have developed for thousands of years, and am always working to make them original and comfortable at the same time.

On the other hand, the functionality comes first when I design bags/ purse, and secondly the simplicity.  Our life styles are changing all the time especially recent years.  Not so many people were using personal computers 20 years ago, though majority of the people now carry one or more devices everyday.  I think a lot how to carry those things comfortably and try to make it to happen as simple as possible.

I believe the high quality natural materials gives not only a good appearance and durability, but also comfort for use/wear.  I use only the best materials I can find and carefully craft by hand myself in the traditional shoe/bag making method.

Maiko Dawson; handmade shoes and leather accessories
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Nicki Tarr

Love what you do

Nicki Tarr lives in Brighton and enjoys practising the noble art of upholstery. It’s a wonderful artisan craft that brings together so many elements she loves – working with traditional materials and tools, restoring wood and bringing old chairs back to life. Nicki says, ‘I am lucky enough to spend my days using my hands to create things that are both useful and beautiful’.

Nicki Tarr; upholstery, chairsmith

Ken Eardley

Ken Eardley ceramics are all individually handmade.  With a background in textiles, Ken creates a fun and graphic range of functional ceramics. His handmade earthenware is made using press moulds which are then fired three times. His artwork is very striking and popular.

Ken Eardley; handcrafted individually designed pottery

Kathie Murphy

Kathie Murphy trained at Middlesex Polytechnic and Glasgow school of Art.  She set up her studio in 1992 and specialises in resin jewellery.  She has two books published by A&C Black, Resin Jewellery 2001 and Design and make non-precious jewellery 2009.  Her work is in the collections of MIMA, Museum of Scotland and Aberdeen City Art Gallery.

Kathie Murphy; resin jewellery

Ruth Martin

Ruth Martin is an illustrator, designer and printmaker.  Whether drawing, painting or rubber relief print, her work is full of wit and whimsy.  Ruth publishes a range of hand-finished greetings cards and limited edition artists’ books alongside working to commission.  Her books, cards, illustrations and other curios all invite you enter a world of cheesy puns and old-world charm.

Ruth’s work has been exhibited and sold in galleries and shops throughout the UK and abroad.  Her work is also held in the collection of Tate Britain.

Ruth Martin; print, paper, cards & curios.