About us

Goods to inspire, tools to create

Bristol

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Tel. 0117 329 6347
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6a Boyce's Avenue
Clifton Village, Bristol
BS8 4AA

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London

Monday to Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

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Unit 7, Boxpark
2-10 Bethnal Green Rd
Shoreditch, London
E1 6GY

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When we moved our design studio from Bridport to Bristol in 2013, we struggled to find a suitable premises. We eventually found a retail unit in Perry Road, moved in and continued with business as usual.  After a few months, we decided we could take advantage of having a shop front. We had £1000 and a whole lot of elbow grease. With this we split the space in two and it housed our design studio and a shop which celebrated design-led goods that we use and draw inspiration from in our own day to day creative endeavours. By 2014, the studio team had outgrown the space and the shop was getting busier. We moved to a four story Georgian building in Clifton Village and Papersmiths was born. Since then, we've gained quite a bit of press over the years. You can find out more here.
  • Sidonie Warren

    Founder

    Sidonie set up Papersmiths as a space to celebrate and inspire creative pursuits. Her mission is to curate the very best stationery and paper goods and she’s travelled to Europe, North America and Australia in search of new designs.

    @sidoniewarren
  • Kyle Clarke

    Founder

    Kyle is the other owner of Papersmiths. He’s Creative Director of our sister company B and is responsible for the design and build of Papersmiths. At the beginning, Kyle worked in the shop but was fired for talking people out of purchases.

    @kylemcleod87
  • Rebecca Lee

    Store Manager

    Becks manages our Bristol store, manages our social media and assists with buying. Having specialised in artists' books and independent publishing at University in London, she is always on the look out for the most exciting releases in printed matter.

    @becksringzzz
  • Rebecca Symm

    With an eye for detail and style, Rebecca graduated in Photography and has since worked for designers and agencies in both Bristol and London. She first joined our Bristol store in 2016 and now takes care of our styling and photography.

    @rebeccasymm
  • Lilli Hoiting Li

    An ardent traveller, Lilli came to Bristol from Hong Kong via Denmark. Fluent in four languages, she specialised in Chinese media and intercultural communication as a researcher and draws, sews and makes leather goods.

    @lht.design
  • Juliet Morrison

    Juliet is a French and Italian graduate from Bristol University, and is the most recent Papersmith to join our team. Alongside volunteering at the Arnolfini Gallery, Juliet’s super friendly demeanour lends itself to working in two restaurants in Bristol, including the brand new Italian go-to in the city, Zitto & Bevi.

  • Zoe Moyden

    Zoe is a true Papersmith. She has a self proclaimed admiration of all things paper, and is currently doing a Bookmaking and Paper Structures course at Spike Print Studio in Bristol. Zoe is also editing an independent documentary series and loves tending to her tomato plants and seedlings.

    @zoemoyden