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The Pop-Up Makers, a diverse collective of local and international artists and designers living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Vica Gabor

     Vica spent her last 5 years in Edinburgh and is now living in Glasgow attending The Glasgow School of Art studying Silversmithing & Jewelry Design.  In Edinburgh, she completed a foundation course of Contemporary Jewelry Design at SilverHub Jewelry School. The course was based on design development and the project began with psycho-geography. Vica shifted her focus onto memories and family history during her research and she created a collection of brooches and necklaces developed during that project which she called Present in the Past.

     Vica enjoys using alternative non-precious materials and finding new solutions within her pieces. She combines humor and playfulness with melancholy.

     During The Pop-Up Makers week in August, she will be exhibiting works of her latest collection for the second time to the public. 

Anna Liebmann

     Anna was drawn to basket-making whilst her children were young; she lived and worked at a small land-focused housing co-operative set in 50 acres of farmland in Lanarkshire. Anna became aware of the versatility of willow and was inspired by its zero carbon footprint. She moved to Edinburgh 5 years ago and began selling her products at the Portobello Farmer's Market as well as teaching locally. She finds passing on skills and knowledge to people hugely rewarding and now teaches extensively in the city and beyond. She still attends craft markets around the city and sells her work in galleries around Scotland.
     Nature and history pass through Anna’s hands as she weaves using the willow she grows, cuts, sorts and prepares herself, as well as willow that was grown elsewhere in Scotland organically or
conventionally in Somerset. Anna aims to contrast the dappled hues of the different willow barks within her work. Throughout the year, as she is creating baskets and forms using her home grown willow, the affection for the material carries on through the work. Her baskets are things of beauty; sturdy and precise.

     Eira Soaps is a natural skincare company from Edinburgh making handcrafted and fun soaps & shampoos. It all started when Meric, a fifth-generation soap maker and a chemical & sustainability engineer, started making her own products. After a few years of constant experimenting, Eira Soaps

was born.  

     Everything she makes is vegan and free from synthetics, parabens and palm oil. Instead, she uses skin loving oils, clays, botanicals and essential oils. She takes her inspiration from nature and is constantly working on to develop new products.

Andrea Boros

     Biau-Biau is a small company based in Edinburgh making organic cotton baby and children's wear which are practical and durable yet eye-catching.

     The person behind the brand is Andrea, a self-taught garment maker. Her aim is to find fabrics which are creative and attractive not only for the parents but the children too and to avoid joining in the apparent gender stereotyping game going on in high street retail.

     The majority of the Biau-Biau clothes are made from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified fabrics that are not only superb quality but have been ethically manufactured as well.

     Nowadays, Andrea is working her way towards having her own designs printed on organic fabric.

Megan Raine

     Combining her passion for design, bookbinding and calligraphy, Megan began bookbinding over a year ago and makes a variety of handmade notebooks, calendars and memory books. She has always loved crafting and making things with her hands, and finds the creative process of bookbinding very therapeutic and a way of
escaping the growing digital world.
     Being very mindful of her carbon footprint, most of her books involve up-cycling cereal boxes, magazines and calendars to give them a brand-new lease of life in book formation. She’s recently taken to making her own handmade papers to create unique covers
and papers for her book creations.

    Growing up in Kinross, Megan moved to
Edinburgh to study Graphic Design in 2011 and now calls Edinburgh home. Working as a freelance Graphic Designer, Megan combines her love for stationery, print
and publication design, with her love of
bookbinding. She one day hopes to develop her own range of stationery designs and plans to collaborate with both local and international artists.

Chloé Selarque

Chloé, founder and principle artist of
Jahier Studio, is a multidisciplinary artist
specializing in the combination of painting and embroidery. She is interested in the intersections of history and personal experience and the overlaps between the silos of science and art. Her works are meticulously hand-painted and hand-embroidered “windows” into
these investigations. Wonder towards the natural world are a prominent aspect of her work. She believes stewardship of the earth and its many environments are paramount and hopes to encourage her community to slow down, be mindful, and make more truly conscious decisions. 

     Chloé is a Swiss-born French-American raised on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. She graduated with her BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD) in Vancouver, Canada in 2016. As of 2019, she lives and works in Edinburgh as a Jeweler and Freelance Artist. 

Valer Fekete

Libre Baskerville is a classic font with a modern twist. It's easy to read on screens of every shape and size, and perfect for long blocks of text.

Hasan Bigali

Libre Baskerville is a classic font with a modern twist. It's easy to read on screens of every shape and size, and perfect for long blocks of text.

Libre Baskerville is a classic font with a modern twist. It's easy to read on screens of every shape and size, and perfect for long blocks of text.

Victoria Hudson

Libre Baskerville is a classic font with a modern twist. It's easy to read on screens of every shape and size, and perfect for long blocks of text.