JWCManAboutTown

Man About Town

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · 19 Sales

JWCManAboutTown

Man About Town

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 19 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Wonders and curios crafted from reclaimed bicycle parts.

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Wonders and curios crafted from reclaimed bicycle parts.

Jake Wilson Craw

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Jake Wilson Craw

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Ian Wright

Ian Wright on Aug 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very novel pouch for anyone who likes cycling - any sort of cycling. My son loves his present. Dispatched very quickly.

Helen Marsland

Helen Marsland on Feb 15, 2014

3 out of 5 stars

Great belt, well made. Please make sure that you give a belt length, not a waist measurement if you order one. Mine is too short, and exchanges are not given. Disappointed.

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About

No part unrecycled.

I returned to Newcastle with an idea to learn skills. As a result I ended up doing a leatherwork course and volunteering as a bicycle mechanic at a community bike workshop called Recyke Y'Bike. Despite recycling as much as possible they end up with a surplus of broken parts and old tyres.
I got to thinking: how can I save these things? What can I make? Belts was an obvious starting point and from there, through experimenting and trial and error, I've designed satchels and tool bags, gimp dolls and wallets.
I'll keep thinking of new things, making sculptures and public art. I'm going to learn to weld and get crazy with broken frames.
I called it Man About Town purely so I could have a business card that read:
Jake Wilson Craw
Man About Town

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  • Jake

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Raised by wolves, taught by zen masters, dressed by himself. Jake likes cake, to make and is considered a rake.

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Last updated on February 19, 2011

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