calligraphy + design from the modern south.

 
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I discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil
was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it.
” 
— William Faulkner


 

Our principles.

Red Clay Paper was founded on the old-soul principles of meaningful correspondence and handmade design.  The namesake for our shop is the “red clay” soil of the southeast: the roots of our families, and the foundation of our aesthetic.   

I’m far from home these days as my husband, our hound dog and I have been living the expat life in Nuremberg, then Mexico City, and now Munich.  But I still have my red clay soul. And although I’m not a celebrated author like Faulkner, I am a “writer” in the literal sense:
putting pen and ink to paper, writing about my little postage stamp of native soil, wherever I may be. 

 

Our approach.

At Red Clay Paper, we believe in slow-made designs that always begin the old-fashioned way:
with pen and ink to paper, handwritten with time and tangibility, each letter one-of-a-kind and unique to your custom piece.

But while our approach is old-fashioned, our designs are not:
We believe in delicate simplicity, balancing the organic movement of handwritten calligraphy with fresh space and clean typefaces.
With this balance of old and new, we aim to create timeless designs for meaningful weddings and inspired events.  

In a time where it seems everything is mass-produced for quick consumption, let’s slow down. 
We’ll work together to balance an old soul spirit with a fresh modern aesthetic to create
heirloom, authentic pieces—and preserve the moments that matter.

I’m looking forward to working together,

elizabeth

 

 

 

currently based out of Munich, Germany // available worldwide.