Wellington Scoop

Jewellery designer and artists bringing collective popup to Prefab


Following the success of their 2017 Pop Ups and in response to numerous requests from their Wellington followers, jewellery designer Cathy Pope and artists Flox and Ema Frost will host their first collective pop-up in the Capital this month.

Spanning just one night and one day, this exclusive Pop Up will give fans of the trio the chance to get close to the women behind each brand, hear their stories and experience their products.

The Wellington community are invited join the trio at the Prefab building to celebrate the opening of the pop-up shop on Friday 25th with wine, nibbles and the opportunity to meet the creatives in person.

“The Pop Up series was a huge success in 2017 and we were inspired by the positive feedback we gained from each community in BOP, Christchurch and Hawkes Bay”. It’s one thing to buy art online, but it’s another to have the opportunity to see it in the flesh and talk directly to the artist. You can’t beat that real-life interaction”, says Flox.

Adding to their strong sense of community, this year the trio have made a pact to donate a percentage of their Pop Up proceeds to KidsCan NZ.

“As self-employed creatives we share a love for beauty, art and supporting each other and also both local and international charities. We’ve successfully worked together with a small community in India in 2015 and this year, we’re excited to be supporting our chosen local charity, Kidscan,” says Cathy Pope.

The Wellington Pop Up will feature a broad cross section of the artisan’s wares, including jewellery, original artwork, limited edition prints, ceramics, homewares and stationery.

Ema Frost mini dinkies

Ema Frost is an award winning graphic artist, illustrator and ceramic designer. Her
enchanting creatures, with a distinctive dream like style, grace a host of limited edition pieces including postcards, gift cards, notebooks, prints, ceramics and totes. Discover true zen and visual harmony through art with the illustrative fusion of Japanese and Kiwi culture that Ema is well known for.

Cathy Pope Jewellery re-defines classic with the most elegant of bling. From the popular Chunky Chokers to her latest collection, Snowflakes and Jasper, Cathy Pope Jewellery exudes style, glamour and timelessness. The Snowflakes and Jasper collection features a spinning gemstone necklace, modern angled hoop earrings and cocktail Obsidian or Red Jasper. With all pieces available in a variety of sizes, Auckland’s go-to gemstone jewellery has a place in every wardrobe.

A stencil artist with a fine art degree, Flox is known for her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers; represented in vibrant, confident colour combined with the delicacy of hand cut stencil work. Flox produces an exquisite range of ever-popular hand painted wooden rounds and prints; stationary items, ambient light boxes and has recently launched a stunning range of womens singlets, tees and long sleeved tops. With a vast range of imagery and mediums showcasing such unique style, it’s safe to say Flox is an icon within the New Zealand art scene.