JohnSpeight

Original Papercut Art

556 Sales

JohnSpeight

Original Papercut Art

556 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(116)

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.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 17, 2016

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.

John Speight

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John Speight

Being Together - Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
Squirrel Hand-Cut Papercut
$18.62
Tiger Moth Hand-Cut Papercut Picture
$21.83
Deer Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
Douglas DC-3 Dakota Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
Hen (Pecking) Hand-Cut Papercut
$18.62
Hen / Chicken (Walking) Hand-Cut Papercut
$18.62
Racehorse & Jockey Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
Greyhound Hand Cut papercut Picture
$18.62
Friendship Hand-Cut Papercut
$28.25
Trumpet Hand-Cut Papercut Picture
$21.83
The Last Light Of Day Hand-Cut Papercut
$110.43
Giraffes Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
Hare Hand Cut Papercut
$18.62
Bamburgh Castle (UK) Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
Durham Cathedral Hand Cut Papercut
$21.83
Coal Mine Pit Head Hand Cut Papercut
$21.83
Scots Pine Trees Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
Connemara Pony Hand-Cut Papercut
$18.62
Sheep & Lambs Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
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5 out of 5 stars
(116)
tracedavies

tracedavies on Jan 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought as a Xmas gift for friends. I was delighted with my purchase and couldn't wait to give it as a present - they were equally thrilled to receive it. Looking forward to making a another purchase soon - for myself this time!

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Updates

Cutting a Windy Nook papercut

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Windy Nook Hand-Cut Papercut
$21.83
Starting Gate papercut being signed. Useful these shop counters!

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Horse Racing Starting Gate Hand-Cut Papercut
$84.75
Hand-cut today at my Kirkharle studio.

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About

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

    Having previously been in forestry 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 Kirkharle shop in 2005.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2014
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.

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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 and by air mail to everywhere else. Under normal circumstances all pictures are dispatched within five working days.

In my experience International mail can take up to 15 days from posting to arrive. Please keep this in mind when ordering.
Refunds and Exchanges
I package the pictures very carefully to ensure safe delivery. In the unlikely event of a picture arriving damaged please contact me immediately and I will strive to resolve the situation for you. Quality customer service is very important to me and my business.
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.