& the best name for a pop-up shop prize goes to... Hats off to this collection of Hastngs-based artists and designers who have just opened a pop-up shop in Shoreditch. A great way to showcase your wares!
"Throughout February, a collection of Hastings-based artists and designers will be offering their wares for sale in the YCN Shop & Library at 72 Rivington Street. Curated by YCN with local lighting designer Philip Oakley, “Tasting Hastings” sets out to celebrate the burgeoning community of craftspeople living and working in the seaside town.
Collectively the group will be offering an eclectic range of products for sale; from Bruce Robbins’ upholstered furniture to Judith Rowe’s practical pottery, from Leigh Dyer’s iconic metalwork to Susan Elliot’s nostalgic mosaics. Alongside these, YCN has collaborated with some of the town’s local manufacturers to create a range of exclusive new products, including natural cosmetics and traditional seaside sweets .
YCN curator Lucy Kenyon says; “We visited Hastings last year as a team, and were dazzled by the output of its artists and designers. Hastings is one of the most curious and charming of England’s seaside towns. It’s an honour to host this group, and we hope to please as many people as possible with their products”.
Philip Oakley says; “It’s true today that many traditions and crafts are dying out due to modern technology and cheaper foreign labour. With this event we want to engage new audiences that probably haven’t been to Hastings and seen this vibrant band of talents first hand; inspiring them to enjoy and support their efforts”."
When - 6th - 29th February
Where - 72 Rivington Street, EC2A 3
Link 1 - YCA site
Link 2 - Article