KJ Matthews Handmade Books & Prints

KJ Matthews is one of the 8 local traders that we have in our shop in Southam. Kay is a print-creator of the everyday world around her. She enjoys the combination of photography, linocut and handmade books.

Her photography is taken everywhere, whether at home, walking in the countryside and coast, or exploring the city. Kay is drawn to landscapes, structures, details, and ever-changing light and shadow. She has attended an extensive course on book binding and was inspired to use her photographs as book covers, integrating her love of patterned papers and creating fantastic handmade books. We particularly loved one of the books she made using a photograph of the beautiful landscape view from her bedroom window!

Kay's exposed spine A5 books are very popular and show the detail that goes into her stitching to create these beautiful notebooks. These make a perfect gift!

You can find more of Kay's fantastic work on her website.

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