JIMBOBART - Drawer of things on things

London, United Kingdom | 5680 Sales


JIMBOBART - Drawer of things on things

London, United Kingdom 5680 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Illustrated Ceramics

I graduated just over seven years ago with an illustration degree, happily working and putting on exhibitions. When we first started at University there seemed to be more and more examples of illustration in mainstream media, newspapers, magazines and books. Just as I finished studying, the financial climate had changed quite dramatically and it was more difficult to pick up freelance work. So instead, I decided to find an application for my drawings; the first was printing my own t-shirts. For my thirtieth birthday, I went on a long weekend holiday to Stockholm and was hugely inspired by all the natural history based surface design and decided to start drawing on ceramics

I setup my business over 5 years ago selling hand drawn plates and prints of my artwork. I would hand paint the plates to order. I developed my products originally for sale at markets around London. I would try out new designs and got feedback to which ones I should keep drawing, I would then post them on Etsy and if they sold I would then paint another and send it out. My business has changed since then I now have to get my designs printed on the plates. I cannot keep up with the demand of hand drawing each one but also creatively it became a very tedious repetitive job, doing the same designs over and over again. I now employ one person that looks after my online and bricks and mortar shop so I have more time for commissions and new designs.

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  • James Ward

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Drawer of things on things!

Production partners

  • Awesome Merchandise

    Leeds, England

    'We make custom merchandise for all kinds of people, all in-house. T-shirts for bands, stickers for artists, banners for events. And plenty more.'

  • Tape Printers

    United Kingdom

    My Animal gift tape is outsourced to a company called customtapes.co.uk. I provide them with the artwork and they print on to vinyl tape.

  • Dayton Home & Office GmbH

    Mannheim, Germany

    I supply this company the artwork which is hand draw by me. They then create a mat using the artwork

  • Digital Ceramics

    Stoke-on-Trent, England

    Digital Ceramic Systems Ltd are the leading suppliers of patented digital ceramic printing technology. We are the only authorised UK supplier of MZ Toner Technologies patented range of Ceramic Toners and specially formulated developers. These product

  • Fashion Formula

    London, England

    Screen printer

Shop policies

Last updated on November 28, 2016
I am a freelance illustrator, so i would be very interested in any projects creating new work.

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Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your order, please contact me and we can work together to find a solution.

I reserve the right to refuse returns or exchanges on my handmade items, but I will accommodate them under most circumstances.

My ceramic items are not warrantied against breakage, unless that breakage occured in the mail.
My preferred method of payment is now direct checkout.
I also accept personal checks: however, I will not mail your item until the payment has been received and cleared in my account.

It's difficult to always be exact in shipping estimates--rarely, but occasionally, my rates may be significantly off, which may result in a refund to you, or a request for additional funds from me. My shipping charges include about $1 to cover time and packing materials.
Order Turnaround

We aim to dispatch orders within 1-3 business days. Items that are made to order can take up to one week to ship. Orders going to a UK address are usually delivered within 1-3 days, but international orders can take up to several weeks to be delivered; please allow up to 3-4 weeks in transit to be safe!


Shipping is charged at cost, as it appears on your order.
We ship orders using Royal Mail 48 post or UKMAIL depending on size and weight, at our discretion.

You may be required to sign for your package, so please make sure someone will be in to receive it.

Recommended last dates for Christmas Postage

This is a guide please order early as possible to avoid diapointment, and please take into account our order turnaround see below.

Friday 2nd December Africa
Tuesday 6th December Asia + Eastern Europe (except Czech Rep. Slovakia and Poland)
Wednesday 7 December Caribbean, Central & South America
Friday 9th December Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Tuesday 13th December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Wednesday 14th December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Thursday 15th December Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 16th December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Tuesday 20th December UK