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Inspire Makers is home to the work of over 50 curated contemporary Cornish artists and makers.


The shop is closed in January for our winter break. Reopening February 2023.


Workshops with Porth Jewellery continue in our class space during January - visit the workshop page to book!

Books N Boxes Maker Portrait
Books N Boxes Maker Portrait
Vintage Bookbinding Press
Handcrafted Paper Books, Bookmarks And Boxes
Handcrafted Paper Books
Books N Boxes Maker PortraitVintage Bookbinding PressHandcrafted Paper Books, Bookmarks And BoxesHandcrafted Paper Books

Books n Boxes

Ken Futers of Books n Boxes began bookbinding over 14 years ago when struggling to find a suitable book to use as a holiday journal so decided to learn how to make his own. All these years and many hundreds of books later, Ken still loves the craft of folding, stitching, gluing and binding a new book.

Additionally he makes boxes from millboard, including slip cases, pen pots, pencil boxes, gift boxes and solanders, also called clamshell boxes. Ken covers his books and boxes with specialist papers including Japanese Chiyogami, old maps, sheet music and now his own hand marbled paper.

Many of Books n Boxes items are unique as Ken rarely makes the same item twice.

Ken runs workshops at Inspire Makers on bookbinding and box making. Details of his upcoming classes can be found here.



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