Custom Handcrafted Portfolio Cases

HISTORY

Clamshell cases are an elegant, yet practical, method for the presentation and protection of photographs, documents and books and the interlocking tray design provides safe storage and reduces the contents’ exposure to light and dust.

Also known as a Solander box, Dr. Daniel Solander sailed with Captain Cook aboard the Endeavour, as one of the ship’s botanists, to the Pacific Ocean. While cataloguing the natural history collections of the British Museum he invented this style of box, which is still used in libraries and archives today and considered the most suitable way of storing prints, drawings and manuscripts.

 

PRICES

Each case is individually handmade to order, based on print size, capacity and book cloth, using traditional techniques and the best archival materials. Cases can be personalised with a logo or name using a magnesium die to blind deboss or foil stamp the cover. Therefore, as every project is unique, please email me with details for an estimate.

 

WORKSHOPS

I often teach workshops on building clamshell cases. Please see the Workshops page for upcoming classes.