Brenna Jael
Brenna Jael

Illustration: Illustration & sequential art
Painting: Signs & murals
Functional Art: Papercrafting
Paper: Traditional and repurposed bookbinding

My family has been in Northwestern Washington since the 1890's and I get homesick when I try to live in other places.

I've drawn, painted and been creative with my hands since I was 3 years old, and through my life I've tried all kinds of mediums, specializing in none.
I've always been drawn to creating items that have a functional purpose in day-to day life.
I worked at Island Bound Books on Orcas Island for 6 years during the 90's and got a taste for book-binding. Many years later (in 2007) I started 'goofing around' to make my own sketchbooks, and started to get more serious about the craft. I studied European style fine-binding at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina in 2012 and dove in full-time after that.
I now make custom journals and sketchbooks and do archival book restoration. One of my favorite things is working with my customers; they challenge me to try new things and give me great ideas and feedback.
I make custom books and albums in leather, cloth and paper as well as custom travel journals with personalized, upcycled maps.
Feel free to contact me for any reason.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 806
Lopez Island, WA 98261




Slow Art Studio & Bindery
1008 Dill Road, suite E
This is a full-time art studio and book bindery.
In 2016, I'll be open Fridays 12-4 pm (and happy hour 4-5), and by appointment.
My studio is on the Southwest side of the big green building, with an entry on the loading dock. Look for my sign.
Custom book-binding and illustration projects are always welcome!
Handicapped Access