Find unique, Portland-made gifts and support local artists at the same time. Mud Sweat and Cheer's pop-up shop opens on Black Friday, November 23, 2012, with over 50 local artists selling everything from ornaments to sake sets, vessels and sculptural work, as well as The Bloomer: a series of self-watering, wall garden ceramic planters designed by Zoe Umholtz.

The planters are made by Mudshark Studios, a ceramic production studio in NE Portland. The Bloomer has two styles: the Slim - a minimal laser-cut steel wall bracket - and the Hempster, a wall-hung design suspended by hemp rope and a wooden knob.

Other ceramic artists include Victoria Christen, Chris Baskin, Kowkie Durst, Rabun Thompson, Jason Lee Starin, Puji Sheer, Barb Jenson, Brett Binford, Chris Pate, 5th Season: Clothing Reborn and many others, creating functional, sculptural and decorative pieces, ornaments, and more. Included will also be ceramic growlers from the Portland Growler Company.

Mud, Sweat and Cheer will also help raise funds for non-profit p:ear, an organization that creatively mentors homeless youth. 10% of the pop-up shop’s profit, all proceeds from giftwrap sales and a silent auction will be donating to the organization.

WHAT: Mud Sweat and Cheer All-Ceramic Holiday Pop-Up Shop

WHEN: Daily from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve (Nov 23 to Dec 24): Monday to Friday, 12 -7; Saturday 10-7; and Sunday 12 -6.

WHERE: 922 SW Yamhill St., Portland, Oregon

Contact: mudsweatandcheer@gmail.com / 503-974-4607 / visit their Facebook page for details on special events: www.facebook.com/MudSweatandCheer