“We’ve been using The Binding Studio for presentation products for our photography & cinema company for a few years. The ability to completely customise & personalise the products is what initially sold us - but Lou’s fantastic service, communication, & speed are what keeps us coming back (along with the fantastic products, of course!)
In a market where the need to showcase a solid & unique brand is paramount - The Binding Studio has been an awesome tool in our overall presentation to clients. We’d totally recommend them to take your branding to the next level.” –Isaac, Perspectives Photo & Cinema
"We've been using The Binding Studio for the past few years to craft stunning bespoke boxes, that complement the final product we deliver to our brides & grooms. The attention to detail is second to none & it's always such a pleasure dealing with Lou, making the whole process so easy!" - Warren & Katrina
"I have used the services of The Binding Studio for several years now. As a professional photographer I need my work to stand out & look great when it’s presented. The highest quality of product & service is what I have come to expect from The Binding Studio.
If its last minute urgent work Lou's always happy to help out to make it work & even on a tight deadline the professional level of craftsmanship is ever apparent. The Binding Studio is one of those rare places where you get professional, friendly service, top notch work, prices that aren't out of this world & make me look good. What more could you ask for!" –Mark Carter
"The boxes arrived! And wow! Incredible!!!! The quality trumps any other boxes I have ever had!!!! Holy smokes you are talented. They are just perfect! Thank you! Can’t wait to give them to clients!" -Cassandra English
“I have been working with The Binding Studio from the very start. As a photographer I need the best possible portfolio solution to showcase my work, which truly reflects my style. The Binding Studio has made 6 incredible books for me now, I am proud of each & every one. They are beautifully made & faultless. I love the simplicity of design & array of options available.
In this era of mass production I love the fact they are made with Individual love & draw on traditional origins of bookmaking. I often get comments on the quality of my books & how refreshing it is to see something that is a handcrafted masterpiece. Not only has The Binding Studio provided me with the most beautiful books but they continue to provide the best service I could ever wish for." –Sara Orme, Photographer
“The service & quality of products that I receive from Louise at the Binding studio is outstanding. Her products have not only given my clients an amazing way to present their portraits with multiple benefits, but has helped my business grow to another level. Louise is always super friendly & efficient in her communication & I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a very talented binder.” -Charmaine Marinkovich
“The Binding Studio is my first choice for presentation products. My favourite thing about their products is that they are all hand-made and unique! Lou has such fantastic ideas and creativity you would be hard pushed to find a company that compares. The service is outstanding, I know I can rely on Lou to deliver on time and with exquisite quality.” –Meredith-Clare Photography
“I have had the very great pleasure of working with Louise on several of my artworks. Being, by nature, unique pieces and often with idiosyncratic forms and formats it took me a long time to find a book binder I trusted to achieve my desired results. Louise has, unfailingly, been that binder.
Louise is always willing to give things a go, helping me realise projects that I couldn't have on my own. I have always appreciated and been impressed by her calm guidance: she helps me tweak into the practical and possible ideas that would be (without her expertise) impractical and impossible. From this she has gained a huge amount of my trust in her judgement and advice in many areas of my art practice.
Louise has always responded to communications in a timely manner; catered for my mad, one-off ideas; and (where she can) worked to short deadlines. Her work is beautiful, of an exceptional standard and often better than I can imagine. My relationship with Louise has opened my art practice into new territories I couldn't have otherwise indulged. I can't recommend Louise and the Binding Studio highly enough.” –Gabrielle Amodeo, Artist
“Lou has been hand making beautiful artist sketch books for Artists in Eden Day for quite a few years now - all superbly crafted with archival paper and individually tailored to suit the artist in question. Over the years artists such as Dick Frizzell, Peter Gibson Smith, Denys Watkins, Seung Yul Oh, Jeff Thomson and many others have filled the pages of Lou's delightful books, which are sold at auction at this annual event every March and much treasured by the lucky bidder. Lou herself makes the process as easy as possible for us, always looking for the most efficient solutions to left-field demands while never compromising on her extremely high standards.” –Cathy Manning, Eden Arts Administrator
“Looking for a packaging refresh- I came across The Binding Studio on Facebook & fell in love with Lou’s amazing work. Everything is custom designed to suit your every need & handmade with love. You can definitely tell the passion & pride Lou has in her work from the final products, they are just beautiful.
Dealing with Lou has been beyond amazing. She’s always cheerful & friendly on the phone & more importantly- was really excited to work with me. She's built keepsakes for my couples that showcase my work in a beautiful & unique way. I've no hesitation to use her again!” –Amy Schulz, Photographer
"Lou at The Binding Studio has been an exceptional person to work with & our bespoke project could not have been in better hands. Her care, absolute attention to detail & high standards of quality were instrumental in maintaining the integrity of the project through to the final product. She is knowledgeable, supremely organised & a pleasure to discuss creative projects with. I highly recommend Lou to anyone looking for the best in book binding." -Angela Yoo, Architectural Graduate, Cheshire Architects
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People who have helped me along the way, are a pleasure to work with & for whom I have much appreciation:
Anna Caithness & Helen Everest (teachers / mentors) for seeing something in me & taking me on all those years ago. For teaching me the craft of bookbinding & about how to do life in general. There's not enough ways to thank them both!
Candice Noyer (videographer / photographer / bookbinder) for her enthusiasm, support & help with so many things & who I miss every week in the studio!
Gabrielle Amodeo (artist extraordinaire) who played a massive part in this website & who was my Girl Thursday for too short of a time.
Iranna Ashton (bookbinder) for lending me her knowledge, hands & support, & being my ultimate side-kick even if virtually.... always consistently!
Ivan Radojcic (partner / designer) for helping carry heavy equipment all too often, for creating my kick arse logo & for his constant belief in me.
Joseph Jowitt (videographer / storyteller) for creating epic videos of my hands making!
Sonya Nagels (photographer) for her beautiful images of my studio & processes.
To the photographers who took photos of the products I made for them..... & to all my clients for your trust in me to create for you, thank you!