J Radford is a book binder and book artist with a studio near Charlotte, NC. Educated at Penland School of Craft, Radford’s work began with long stitch book binding.
Her custom bindings maintain the structural integrity of the binding while exploring more organic shapes. These leather journals include a Mohawk paper for writing and an eclectic mix of vintage maps, illustrations and other ephemera. Journal closures make use of vintage and organic materials and each is unique.