Huyton, Liverpool – As the festive spirit envelops the air, Make Huyton Village Shop emerges with locally crafted treasures. Open from 11 am to 3 pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, our shop showcases original, handmade products designed by talented artists and makers from the creative community here at Make Huyton Village.
Nestled in the heart of Huyton Village, we are more than a shop; beyond the shop front lives a growing community of artists and makers. With products crafted right here on-site by the very hands that conceive them, the shop represents the creativity and craftsmanship of local talent.
“The aim is to celebrate artistic endeavour and creative community in Knowsley and beyond,” says Mia Tagg, Project Lead at Make Huyton Village.
What sets Make apart is its dedication to developing and sustaining creative communities. The shop serves as a platform for makers who have studio space within Make Huyton Village, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their work and share their ideas with a wider audience.
In the spirit of collaboration, Make Huyton Village Shop welcomes guest sellers from sister spaces Make North Docks and Make Hamilton Square. Showing the breadth of and diversity of independent makers from the City Region, while infusing the shop with an eclectic mix of handmade work.
The shelves of the Make Huyton Village Shop offer an assortment of one-of-a-kind products, and beyond the displayed items, many or our artists and makers take commissions, offering the opportunity to create bespoke, personalised pieces. Providing bespoke commissions adds an extra layer of personalisation and encourages customers to engage with art and support the local economy.
The shop itself is a testament to up-cycling and the creative spirit, and has been put together using recycled materials left behind from its previous life as Boot’s the Chemist. From reclaimed wood for shelving to upcycled fixtures and fittings, every aspect of the shop speaks to our dedication to our shared environment.
“We don’t just want to make good things, but to make good things responsibly,” – Mia Tagg. “We’re proud that the bones of our shop are sustainable, giving new life to materials and reducing our environmental footprint.”
In a bid to offer visitors a deeper understanding of what happens here at Make Huyton Village – and what else we get up to, we offer a chance to peek behind the scenes. Those who are interested in the items for sale and the people behind them, can sign up for one of our regular Open Days. Sign up to one of our open days in January here.
So make your gifts unique this festive season – fill stockings with something extraordinary designed and produced on your doorstep, while supporting talented makers from your own community!
For more information, visit www.makecic.org.
Make Huyton Village Shop
47-49 Derby Road