Wood becomes paper becomes wood

After accidentally leaving a book out in the rainin 2002 Hannah Lobley developed the internationally exhibited and award winning Paperwork, a unique recycling technique using the printed pages of unwanted books and paper. The pages are layered and transformed back into a solid wood like material. Traditional wood working methods are then used to create interior objects from that material. The surface patternation of the paper when the objects are worked echoes wood grain.


Paperwork is committed to sustainability, combined with traditional making techniques; the material and objects produced are very tactile, open, adaptable and appealing to many. Paperwork is available for sales, installations, site specific commissions, and individual projects. Each product and material is hand-made by Hannah Lobley in her studio in Derbyshire, England; and is a one off, unique item in which the distinct surface texture cannot be recreated.