GatzBcn

Handmade guestbooks, journals and more!

Girona, Spain · 423 Sales

GatzBcn

Handmade guestbooks, journals and more!

Girona, Spain 423 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(133)

Announcement   Handmade journals and guestbooks! **Tomoe River special journals available under request**

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 9, 2017

Handmade journals and guestbooks! **Tomoe River special journals available under request**

Anna J. Bach

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Anna J. Bach

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5 out of 5 stars
(133)
Valerie

Valerie on Aug 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I was surprised how fast my journal arrived. The owner reached out and kept me informed on when my shipment would arrive even sending a gift also. Thank You so much!! I will be making more purchases.

faenyx

faenyx on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Sturdy book and well bounded. Love it. Will definitely buy again from GatzBcn! Arrived timely and very well packaged.

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Updates

In the process of tooling, one tools first in cold, then again in hot, with the leather wet. The stamp on the left has already been hot tooled, while the two on the right have only had the cold pressing.

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Working on an Ethiopian journal with Tomoe River :)

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Brown Leather A6 Journal w/ Tomoe River
Brown Leather A6 Journal w/ Tomoe River
$42.58
This is how well these journals open :).

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Black Leather A6 Journal w/ Tomoe River
Black Leather A6 Journal w/ Tomoe River
$42.58
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About

Once upon a time...

I started bookbinding during the summer of 2011 following a suggestion from my boyfriend. We were in México back then. I inmediately enjoyed it and wanted to learn more, however when summer was over I had to go back to my hometown in Spain and I continued with my studies. I studied a degree in Humanities at a university in Barcelona.
I decided to open my Etsy shop because I had always wanted, since I was very young, to have a shop. When I was a teenager I didn't even know what I would sell, but I knew I wanted to sell. So, when I came back from México, I decided to join those two desires: my wish to have a shop and my wish to keep bookbinding. I also loved the idea of selling what I did with my own hands.
Since then, I've been learning more and more and spending more and more time into my shop. When I started, I couldn't dedicate too much time on it, because I was in college; but know I have finished my degree and I dedicate all the time I can into my shop.
I am in process of learning more and more into bookbinding styles and practices. I am also building myself a nice place to work. I know this is what I want to do in my life: I want to have a shop and I want to sell the journals, books, sketchbooks and guestbooks I make with my own hands. I also want to teach others how to make them.
Future goals? To not only sell them online, but also in a physical shop, where I can deal with customers face to face.

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  • Anna J.

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, All In One!

    I was born in 1989 in Girona, a small town between Barcelona and the French border. I studied a degree in Humanities in Barcelona, but it is in Mexico City where I learned bookbinding. When I went back home, I continued my studies there.

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