Cups with a literary leaning, hand-printed in Yorkshire

Menston, England 6 Sales On Etsy since 2019

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Cups with a literary leaning, hand-printed in Yorkshire

Menston, England | 6 Sales

Edward Newbould Rance

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Edward Newbould Rance

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On Etsy since 2019

Childhood memories and Inspiration over Coffee (or tea-time...)

I was inspired to start this by a cup of coffee.
Sound weird? Let me explain.
I have a mug. It was given to me years ago, I love the image on the mug, but I rarely use it because I don't like the mug. It's not the shape or the size; it's how the image was put onto the mug. And no, not the technology either. But the ugly, unimaginative way that a wonderfully magical image was "dropped" onto the mug; no attempt to soften the edges, not attempt to make it work to the scale of a mug.

And, on a grey winters day, drinking coffee and looking at my mug, I thought to myself, "I could do better!"

"But what will I put onto a mug? How will it be different? How will my business be different from all those others? Why would people buy my mugs not mass-produced ones from China?"
"Well," I thought, "I have a huge collection of books, including the huge library of fairy tales from my childhood..."
Illustrators like Rackham, Gobles, Potter, Tenniel... the list goes on... the images these artists of that Golden Age created are as captivating to me as the stories themselves.

And so, hopefully, I am bringing together the amazing, inspirational and magical world of childhood and the workaday world of adulthood, to remind us all, the child inside has never grown up.

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  • Edward Newbould Rance


    This combines my ability for technical creativity, geeky love of the written word, and ability to source the best substrates to produce a product my perfectionists’ eye is happy with! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed producing them!

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  • Paper Jackdaw

    Menston, England

    My wife and owner of Paper Jackdaw... a talented designer and paper artist.


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