Pencil Box (UJPENA)
Pencil Box by Ursula Jeakins
Dimensions - 21 cm x 8 cm, and 3cm deep
This is a hand-built box. The lid is made of a crisp board and has a magnetic closure so it shuts with a pleasing 'clack'. Every effort has been made to ensure pattern matching in the construction, where practicable.
Ursula works as a traditional stationery bookbinder, making books of all shapes and sizes for writing and drawing and other forms of documentation. Training in the fine binding of printed books has given her an aspiration to achieve a high quality of technical execution. Each book is made completely by hand and structures vary according to the use of the book - for example albums and scrap books have a double thickness at the spine to give them extra space to hold glued items. Ursula has a personal love of English patterned papers, from the 1930s onwards. In addition, Ursula imports and collects hand-decorated papers from a number of countries, and makes her own decorated paste and marbled papers.