Summer pop-up shop returns to Helmingham Hall
- Credit: Thrive Collective
From jewellery to textiles, prints and candles, Thrive Collective is showcasing a gorgeously curated range of East Anglian gifts and homewares at its third summer residency at Helmingham Hall.
The event, which runs until September 19, is organised by artist Megan Rose Clark at the estate, which is home to the Tollemache family and famed for its spectacular gardens.
“I’ve got more than 20 different makers this year,” says Megan.
“I’ve got three different jewellers, two from Norfolk, one from Suffolk. I’ve got textile artists, I’ve got a lady who does quilting and I’ve got lots of printmakers and illustrators.
“And there’s lots of homewares – I've got lampshades, ceramicists, candles, sustainable living products, so things like re-usable face wipes, and handmade soaps.”
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Megan set up Thrive Collective after moving back to Suffolk after university where she studied performance and visual arts theatre.
She is an illustrator, and makes prints and greetings cards featuring houseplants.
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“I started doing paintings and making greetings cards, and was doing markets and lots of events around Suffolk,” she says.
“I loved styling and curating spaces, so I’d always thought that I’d love to have a little shop and just by chance, really, I found an advert for a shop space to rent at Helmingham Hall and so I just went for it.
"I gathered some makers that I’d got to know through doing markets and put together a little shop and it’s grown from there. It’s so nice that there is such a creative community and that everyone supports each other,” she continues.
“And to be surrounded by all the other creatives is inspiring too.”
The Thrive Collective pop-up shop at Helmingham Hall is open on Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays from 11am to 4.30pm until September 19.
See thrivecollective.online or follow them on Instagram for more.