Press Release and Images: Christmas Pop-Up Shop 2012

Press Release and Images: Christmas Pop-Up Shop 2012


Creative Clerkenwell Christmas Pop-Up Shop
11-16 December, 2012

The Creative Clerkenwell Christmas Pop-Up Shop makes it easy for London design enthusiasts to shop locally from a curated selection of Christmas delights from UK designers and makers.


From the dales of Yorkshire, to the streets of London, if not right here in Clerkenwell:

Architecturally inspired jewellery by Clerkenwell-based Amanda Li Hope

Innovative modern designs from Oxx Jewellery of South London

Slipcast porcelain cups with hand-applied texture from Clerkenwell-based Ikuko Iwamoto

Wheel-thrown ceramic vases and vessels from Stoke Newington-based Jo Davies

Cheerful hand-screenprinted home accessories from Kate Clarke London

Wool scarves and hot water bottle covers by Laura’s Loom, handwoven in the Yorkshire Dales

Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell

Plus special treats from our friends and neighbours: a selection of midcentury modern pieces from Forest London, Japanese-inspired spiced nuts from Kinomi, and essential reading for the design geek, Interviews by Katie Treggiden of award-winning blog Confessions of a Design Geek.


Tue 11 – Sun 16 December, 2012
weekdays 11:30am – 7:30pm
weekend 12-5pm
private view Tue evening until 9pm – join us for drinks and nibbles!


Showcase at Craft Central
33-35 St John’s Square
London EC1M 4DS
Nearest tube: Farringdon


Shop online with free delivery in EC1, “Click and Collect” for greatest convenience, or browse at leisure in our cozy Scandinavian-inspired winter wonderland. Online shop launches 4 December 6 December with a sneak preview, full selection launches 11 December.

Have a cup of tea while we gift wrap your holiday goodies, or drop in for card-making workshops.


We’re collecting quality materials for two partners working with Crisis Skylight: East London Furniture and The Living Furniture Project. They will be providing skills-training in furniture making to homeless and vulnerably housed people. Showrooms and studios in and around EC1 are invited to drop off excess fabric, material samples, hardware, or even unwanted furniture during our pop-up shop, or to get in touch about making future donations.


Charlene Lam
+44 (0)79 35900 386

Creative Clerkenwell Christmas Pop-Up Shop, December 11-16, 2012

Twitter @CClerkenwell

Designer and Product Images

Oxx Jewellery: Silver necklace with oxydised silver pattern with blue Japanese cord (left). Silver and rubber necklace (right).

Jo Davies Ceramics: Speak vase in white, one opening. See vase in black, one opening.

Amanda Li Hope: Fairtrade, Fairmined Gold Asteroid ring (left). Mini XX earrings in silver set with sapphires (right).

Ikuko Iwamoto: Pofupofu Nucleolus Teapot in porcelain (left). Porcelain cups, slipcast with hand-applied texture (right).

Kate Clarke London: Hand screen-printed Poppy cushion (left). Limited edition birchwood tray made using hand screen printed fabric (right).

Laura’s Loom: Hot water bottle covers in The Howgill Collection (left). The Howgill Collection scarves (right).

Additional images on the main pop-up event page:

Promotional Images

Illustration and design by Merchesico