JohnSpeight

Original Papercut Art

Etal, United Kingdom 893 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (183)

JohnSpeight

Original Papercut Art

Etal, United Kingdom | 893 Sales

John Speight

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John Speight

Announcement    Three Generations of Papercutting!
Hand-Cut Papercut Artwork. Individually cut, therefore each one is unique!

My name is John Speight and I come from a family that has nearly a century of papercutting experience. Beginning with my Grandfather in 1921 I'm now the third generation to produce papercut art and I have been a professional cutter since 1990.

My normal style of papercuts are hand-cut by myself and mounted onto watercolour paper that has been airbrushed with a precise mixture of three acrylic inks. The pictures are supplied unframed and in a hand-signed mount. (Picture display props in the photographs are not included).

The Tiny Papercut Collection style pictures differ from the above in that they are signed, numbered and dated on the picture and do not have tinted backgrounds.

My papercut designs are replicated but as each picture is individually cut there are small differences that make each a unique and original artwork.

I normally dispatch pictures within five working days.

PLEASE NOTE: My papercuts are all totally hand-cut by myself with a scalpel. There are no lasers or cutting machines used in any part of the process at all.

Sorry, I don't produce commissions or bespoke work.

All the papercuts are copyright protected. Purchase of a papercut does not include copyright or any reproduction rights.

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Last updated on Dec 26, 2018

Three Generations of Papercutting!
Hand-Cut Papercut Artwork. Individually cut, therefore each one is unique!

My name is John Speight and I come from a family that has nearly a century of papercutting experience. Beginning with my Grandfather in 1921 I'm now the third generation to produce papercut art and I have been a professional cutter since 1990.

My normal style of papercuts are hand-cut by myself and mounted onto watercolour paper that has been airbrushed with a precise mixture of three acrylic inks. The pictures are supplied unframed and in a hand-signed mount. (Picture display props in the photographs are not included).

The Tiny Papercut Collection style pictures differ from the above in that they are signed, numbered and dated on the picture and do not have tinted backgrounds.

My papercut designs are replicated but as each picture is individually cut there are small differences that make each a unique and original artwork.

I normally dispatch pictures within five working days.

PLEASE NOTE: My papercuts are all totally hand-cut by myself with a scalpel. There are no lasers or cutting machines used in any part of the process at all.

Sorry, I don't produce commissions or bespoke work.

All the papercuts are copyright protected. Purchase of a papercut does not include copyright or any reproduction rights.

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About JohnSpeight

Sales 893
On Etsy since 2009

Following the family tradition

I come from a family of silhouette portrait artists. My grandfather began cutting in 1921 and on his death my uncle took over his studio at Brighton and continued until his early death in 1974. It wasn't until later in 1990 that I found his paper and decided to create a range of contemporary designs. As this was pre-internet days there weren't any papercutters around that I knew about and so I had to work it all out for myself. Because of this I think, and hope, that I have a unique style.

I initially sold my papercuts around Britain at craft fairs and continued doing this for 16 years or so. I met my wife to be at one of these fairs. When we married, a workshop with retail space became available at Kirkharle Courtyard (the birth place of Capability Brown) and we decided to take it on together. We ran a successful shop there for 11 years but in 2017 moved our shop to Heatherslaw at Ford and Etal Estates in Northumberland. This was a return to the area we started our businesses in nearly three decades earlier.

Many people are interested in the family tradition of my papercutting as my grandfather alone claimed to have cut more than a million portraits, and many of our visitors remember seeing him work. There were many silhouette artists around in those days (before polaroid photography) and the whole subject is nostalgic for many. Because of this I have framed in the shop a number of photographs showing my relative's studios, scissors and also some shots with famous people such as Morecambe and Wise.

As Heatherslaw is a very serene place out in the beautiful Northumberland countryside, our aim is always to produce a pleasant friendly atmosphere for our visitors, many of whom are on holiday from outside the UK. My Etsy shop has been set up to enable them and their friends to buy my work after they arrive back home.

For more information on my family tradition and Heatherslaw please visit www.johnspeight.co.uk

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  • John Speight

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Silhouette Papercut Artist

    I became a professional papercut artist in 1990. Although I follow a family tradition dating back to 1921, I am self taught. My wife (Spirit of Colour Jewellery) and I opened our current shop at Heatherslaw in Northumberland in 2017.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 21, 2019
I am a professional artist specialising in finely detailed papercut art. I have been working in the UK since 1990. Each of my pictures is individually hand-cut and is hand-signed on the mount. The aim of my work is to provide original art at a price affordable to all. I replicate my designs but as each is cut individually, there are slight differences in every one, and therefore each papercut is an original.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I package the pictures very carefully to ensure safe delivery. In the unlikely event of a picture arriving damaged please contact me within 14 days of delivery and I will strive to resolve the situation in an appropriate manner for you.

If the wrong item is purchased an exchange can be made but I must receive the item back in perfect condition within 30 days and you will have to pay the return shipping. I will then replace the item and I will pay for the shipping of that replacement item to you.
Payment
I accept payment by PayPal, Credit cards and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
Purchases are shipped by Royal Mail first class recorded delivery to the UK only. Under normal circumstances all pictures are dispatched within five working days.

A parcel is not considered lost until 30 days have passed from its dispatch, so I will be unable to resolve the situation for you until the 30 days have passed.
Additional policies and FAQs
PLEASE NOTE:
All my papercuts are copyright protected. The purchase of a papercut does not include the copyright or any kind of reproduction rights.
Any props used in the photographs to display the pictures are not included as part of the purchase.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect:
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;

if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;

and as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure:
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as The Royal Mail for delivery of orders. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention:
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: up to 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU:
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

Your Rights:
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me:
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, John Speight, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at originalpapercutart [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:
The Drying Kiln, Heatherslaw, Cornhill on Tweed Northumberland TD12 4TJ