Rommany

Rommany

London, United Kingdom · 58 Sales

Rommany

Rommany

London, United Kingdom 58 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(34)

Rommany is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hello, thank you for stopping by, the shop is on holiday from 11 August and will reopen from 19 August - do check back in then.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 11, 2017

Hello, thank you for stopping by, the shop is on holiday from 11 August and will reopen from 19 August - do check back in then.

Joanna Gibbs

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Joanna Gibbs

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(34)
Somer

Somer on Mar 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought as a gift and both the recipient and myself love it! It was packaged safely, there was no way this was getting damaged. Joanna was lovely and kept my updated with my order and was always very polite and a pleasure to buy from. The print itself is lovely, it just so happens that the hare looks just like the recipient's own pet hare and the woman looks like her which is a personal bonus! It is of lovely quality and it being embroidered gives it a depth that normal prints don't have. I would definitely recommend buying from Rommany, thank you!

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C on Mar 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Quite beautiful and delicate in its execution-adore this piece

C

C on Mar 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This artists work is completely engaging-a joy to own any piece of work

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About

An endless fascination with the world of wild creatures

Welcome to Rommany.

Here you'll find animal models, drypoints and engraved prints, etchings and mixed-media works on paper, giclee prints, artists books and illustrated book necklaces, fashioned in my home studio in London.

A word about the models listed as ‘reserved’ - they're not for sale and are simply displayed to give you an idea of the kind of work I make. I don’t take custom orders, but if you'd like to know when I' m next making a particular kind of animal, simply convo me, I’ll be happy to contact you when I’m next listing.

I use neither moulds nor photographs when sculpting animals, but draw on memories of a Scottish childhood spent spotting hares on the moor, watching wildcats in their natural habitat and raising an asthmatic ferret in a sock drawer. This panoply of images of animals in action serves as an internal storehouse, activated by the organic materials I use to bring my creatures to life.

Much of this is gathered in Scotland - from lichen fallen from the bark in riverside woods to Highland cow hair and sheep's wool that I wash, hand card, spin on a drop spindle and knit into pelts. I often fashion paws from vintage kid leather gloves sourced from two wonderful costume emporiums. Hand-modelled clay faces are completed with the tips of feathers dipped in paint to invoke the finest details of fur.

My home studio doubles as a painting space and printing workshop. I paint largely in waterolour and gouache with pastel and Caran d'Ache pencil detail. I pull my prints on a desktop etching press, preferring drypoint and engraving techniques for their immediacy - scoring into copper is the equivalent for me of having a pencil in hand: every line counts. When etching, I use non-toxic processes - salt for aquatint and soy sauce to degrease copper plates.

As texture and colour are at the heart of all my pieces, I work with an Essex-based repro house whose museum-quality printers and archival Epson Ultrachrome HDR inks deliver top-quality giclee prints that vividly capture the tactile detail and shades of my originals on Somerset Velvet Enhanced 255gsm paper.

The pages of my artists books are printed on a Canon Pixma printer with non-archival Epson inks. I hand bind them with beeswaxed linen thread. My books have been exhibited in Britain and internationally - from Brighton's Phoenix gallery to Climate Gallery in Long Island, New York. They're held in private and public collections, including University College London and St Bride's Printing Library, and feature in two contemporary publications on book art.

My formal training involved props and costumes making between Goldsmiths and Central Saint Martins and I studied printmaking at London's City Lit and The Art Academy.

I hope that you enjoy my work. Please note that I retain all rights to my work, including to sold items - if you want to reproduce my work, please contact me for permission.

If you have any questions about the work, simply convo me, I'm happy to help.

Shop members

  • Joanna Gibbs

    Owner, Wildlife Model Maker Book Artist Printmaker, Mixed-media Artist

    I'm a model-maker and mixed-media artist working from my home studio in London. I have a degree from Goldsmiths specialising in props and costumes design and studied printmaking at London's City Lit and The Art Academy.

Production partners

  • Blurb

    San Francisco, CA

    Blurb is a high-quality, digital self-publishing site that enables artists, writers and photographers to upload their own, origial material to the site's desktop publishing package. Blurb then prints this original material in whatever book format has been selected, on demand as required.

  • dStudio, Fine Art Printing Service

    Essex, MD

    dStudio's fine art printing service uses museum-quality printers and archival Epson Ultrachrome HDR inks to deliver top-quality giclee prints that vividly capture the tactile detail and shades of my originals on Somerset Velvet Enhanced 255gsm paper.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2017
Welcome to Rommany, where you'll find curious handcrafted animal models, wildlife etchings, paintings and giclee prints, artists' books and illustrated book necklaces.

Models listed as ‘reserved’ are not for sale and are simply displayed to give you an idea of the kind of work I make. I don’t take custom orders, but if you would like to know when I' m next making a particular kind of animal, simply convo me, I’ll be happy to contact you when I’m next listing.

All work is copyright Joanna Gibbs.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I accept payment through PayPal and Etsy direct checkout. If possible, I prefer PayPal payments. If you wish to pay through PayPal by using a credit or debit card, choose PayPal and simply enter your information on the secure page. For more details, see: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361
Shipping
Shipping:

I take great care to pack items safely. I try to package using recycled materials. Models tend to be held within their box by a harness to minimise movement in transit and come with instructions for releasing them safely from their container. Prints and paintings are shipped flat in acid-free tissue inside a cello bag, held within rigid boards. Cards are shipped flat inside a cello bag, held within stiff card.

Orders ship from London, usually on a Friday, to the address listed in your PayPal payment. I send you two Etsy convos, one to acknowledge your order, one to let you know when your item has shipped and the approximate date you can expect delivery.

American buyers please note that I require your full nine-digit zip code (five digits followed by a hyphen and four further digits). As orders sent to America with only five digit codes run the risk of being sent back to Britain, I can only send items to America once I have received a full zip code. If your full zip code isn't registered in your PayPal address, I would be grateful if you could convo me with the full information along with your order.

Shipping within Britain:

All models are sent special delivery and I will provide you with a tracking number. Items totalling £50 or more are also sent special delivery. Items other than models totalling less than £50 are sent first-class signed for, except cards, which are sent first class.

International Shipping:

All models are sent International Tracked Insured and Signed for. This service tracks the model to its destination and insures for loss or damage. I will provide you with the tracking number. Items other than models to the value of £50 or more are also sent International Tracked Insured and Signed for. Items other than models to the value of less than £50 are sent by Royal Mail Standard Airmail.

If you buy several items and are charged postage on each item, but I am able to send your items in one parcel, I will always refund the difference on the postage via PayPal.

If shipping to your destination isn't available on a listing, but you would like the correct postage to be listed, simply convo me and I will provide the correct postage details.


International Customs:

Duties, taxes and customs clearance fees are the responsiblity of the cutomer.

Australian and New Zealand buyers please note that due to organic inclusions, unfortunately most of my models are not eligible to clear Australian or New Zealand customs. I aim to note any such inclusions in my listings information, but if you are in any doubt, simply convo me to check before purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
I make every effort to describe and photograph items accurately. Please be aware that different monitors can produce slight colour variations. If there is any problem, please do convo me immediately so that I can try my best to resolve it.

If you do require a refund, contact me within two weeks of receiving your item. The item should be returned in the condition in which it was received. I will issue a refund once I have received the goods, or evidence that the purchase has been returned. I will refund the original shipping costs, but the cost of return shipping is the buyer's responsiblity.
Additional policies and FAQs
I don't take custom orders at this time.

If you would like to know when I am next listing a model of a particular kind of animal, simply convo me and I am happy to email you to let you know as soon as a new listing of that creature is made.

I retain all rights to my work, including all sold items and the phtographs of my items in my Etsy shop. If you want to reproduce the work, pelase contact me for permission to do so.