Welcome to Ashes & Oak, we are the home of traditional crafts & workshops

Thank you for visiting my page.  If you love a pretty journal you are in the right place.

I handmake everything in my small workshop in rural Lincolnshire.  I love everything about our natural world, and you will find all the papers I use for my traditionally bound books are inspired by our beautiful world, plus a few quirky ones.

The leathers I use for my notebooks, journals and bags is genuine Italian leather from the major fashion houses.  I use pieces of leather that are too small for the huge machinery used in their factories.  I use leathers from calf, goat and sheep in my designs.

Papers used in all book blocks (the paper you write/draw on) have been tested with a variety of inks and art materials to ensure suitablity, but if you have any questions please get in touch.

I am also passionate about making sure these traditional crafts continue to be taught and that others are inspired to make crafting a part of their lives. I run courses and workshops in bookbinding and pottery. Take a look at our workshops page and find something near you.