I produce individually designed, handcrafted notebooks, journals and sketchbooks under the name Colville & Gibbs.
All items are created with craftsmanship to produce luxurious and tactile products and each item is unique.
I use offcuts of upholstery or handbag leather together with recycled and surplus print run paper, whenever possible, to keep landfill and waste to a minimum. As an alternative to leather, I also offer journals bound using cork fabric.
In addition, I make complementary items, such as mini decorated clipboards and hanging tree decorations using the smallest pieces of paper.
I trained at the St Bride’s Foundation in London in 2016 and have subsequently undertaken courses with renowned bookbinders Mark Cockram, Dominic Riley, Nesta Davies and Mylyn McColl.
I am a member of The Wessex Guild of Bookbinders, The Society of Bookbinders and The Artful Collective.