[vinegar & brown paper]

Advertising creative gets burnt out by the industry.


Becomes stay at home dad.

Has an idea about etching words onto glass.

Sets out to mend his head with [vinegar & brown paper].

As [vinegar & brown paper], I’ve spent the last 8 years taking vintage or iconic items of glassware and bringing them to life with the tools of typography, wit, wordplay and a slightly askew way of looking at the world.

From the humble British milk bottle to beautiful laboratory glass, nostalgic filled sweet jars to vintage mirrors, each item is individually etched in my studio in the North of England and it never fails to amaze me, that you can now find pieces of [vinegar & brown paper] on bookshelves everywhere, from York to New York. 

Andy Poplar

[vinegar & brown paper]

ideas etched in glass.

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Commission Work from [vinegar & brown paper]

Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.

Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.

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