christmas: paper scissors stone

P1190170So, December is upon us. Time, I think, for a little shopping tour of Bristol. And where better to start than Paper Scissors Stone, a pop-up art and craft emporium which shows every sign of having become semi-permanent.

Volume 5 – the Christmas issue, as it were – has just thrown open its doors…

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Curated by Bryony Morgan, director of Made in Bristol, Paper Scissors Stone is filled with an eclectic selection of works by some of Bristol’s most interesting artists and designers.

There are works to suit all tastes and all budgets and the many highlights include: Christina de la Mare’s quirky doorstops; jolly bags, tea towels and prints bearing bold typography by Susan Taylor; prints by Simon Tozer, Peskimo, and Lou Archell; exquisite dolls and brooches by Jess Quinn; leather purses by Kay Morgan and ceramics by Hanne Rysgaard. All in all, Paper Scissors Stone offers a refreshing alternative to the slightly hellish, often depressing, experience that is Christmas shopping. Only 20 more days to go!

Paper Scissors Stone                                                                                             Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Mon-Sun, 10am – 6pm until Dec 31st

8 thoughts on “christmas: paper scissors stone

  1. I’ve enjoyed its previous incarnations and will be sure to pop in on this one if/when I’m strong enough to brave Broadmead. I’m trying to shop local this Christmas and finding it much less stressful.

  2. Ah, Paper Scissors Stone! Now here I have to declare an interest as two of our daughters and a son-in-law have their work there. It has offered consistently good and interesting stuff all year. Bryony is an amazing force of nature! I expect you also know the delightful crafty enclave on Colston Street – Makers, Blaze and another higher up towards the hospital whose name escapes me at the moment. I too am trying hard on the local and handmade Christmas front, but it doesn’t work for everyone on my list. Colston Hall markets start this weekend too, but I feel ever so slightly panicky if the bulk of my Christmas shopping isn’t covered by now. (It isn’t and I am).

  3. Well done for highlighting this. I am really pleased that Bristol council continue to promote our thriving arts scene in this way. I bought lots of stuff and the previous incarnation (including books by Moira’s daughter).
    Bests d

    • It seems that they and the powers that be at Cabort Circus are being quite imaginative about supporting interesting independent shops – howkapow etc… (more of which in a later post!)

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