Notebooks, journals, miniature books and photo albums handmade in Oxford using traditional bookbinding techniques, calligraphy and letterpress printing

Inky Square Collage


Gaelle is a calligrapher and bookbinder based in Oxford. She makes journals, notebooks and albums by combining bookbinding with calligraphy, paper making and letterpress printing. She also partners with a glassblower in Sweden to offer custom messages in a bottle, and takes commissions for both calligraphy pieces and bespoke hand-bound books.

Exploring creativity with paper and ink guided Gaelle through grief when she lost her husband. She believes that taking the time to make our memories and emotions tangible, pausing to turn them into something beautiful, for ourselves or to share, can help us navigate our life story. With her work she hopes to help and inspire others to tell their own stories beautifully, through writing and journaling, compiling photo albums or creating keepsakes.