Illustrated cards, art prints and books.

Bath, United Kingdom · 65 Sales


Illustrated cards, art prints and books.

Bath, United Kingdom 65 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Ruth Thorp

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Ruth Thorp

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5 out of 5 stars

epmk on Nov 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful - great colours and quality. Will look great on my wall throughout the Winter.

Donna Baber

Donna Baber on Oct 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Hi Ruth, after I ordered your cards last year I wanted some of your new designs this year and I wasn't disappointed - they are beautiful and enchanting! Can't wait to start sending Christmas greetings to everyone ;-) Very pleased Thanks with my purchase and sorry I didn't say hello in my order - I was a bit quick hitting order and couldn't get back again l😅

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These boxes of Christmas cards are proving popular! Just off to print some more!


Designer, illustrator, writer of children's books and maker of cards with a big laugh!

With a passion for design and a first class honours degree in Architecture from the University of Bath, I have founded Ruth Thorp Studio as a base for all of my current and future creative ventures, in particular offering my services as an illustrator, designer and children's writer.

I am a proud graduate of the amazing 'Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' course and since embarking on this new adventure into the world of pattern I am pleased to say that it has transformed my life. It is my natural instinct to dive head first into exploring new ideas, learning new skills, drawing inspiration from my surroundings and embracing new ways of looking at things.

My ethos of design parallels my belief that a life should be built on happiness, a sense of pride and worth which can touch others in a positive light. Ultimately, I feel that design across different disciplines should focus on people, meeting the needs of the user and creating products that inspire, work and function efficiently and can be enjoyed. I hope that this shows through in my patterns and surface design which often hold a strong emphasis on complex colours combined with bold graphics, both hand-drawn and vector based, that is clean and well considered and holds a sense of fun and energy.

I am drawn to bold, brave, simple and sophisticated design, and I like to express my quirky sense of fun and humour in my work.


Shop members

  • Ruth Thorp

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a designer and creator specialising in illustration and surface pattern design. I love to play with colour, bold graphics and minimalist layouts and like to express my quirky sense of humour in my work.

  • Sarah Mahfoudh


    Sarah is a writer, editor, personal trainer and dance instructor living in Oxfordshire with her partner, Sam, and their daughter, Freya. She is the author/writer of Lilly Mae, a rhyming picture book which has been illustrated by her sister Ruth.

  • Steve Thorp


    Steve is a writer, independent therapist and educator whose 'soul-making' work is breaking new ground in exploring ways of supporting people in their wellbeing, development, creativity and activism.


  • Deanprint Ltd

    Stockport, England, United Kingdom

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  • Gomer Press Ltd.

    Wales, United Kingdom

    Gomer Press are a fourth generation family run printing and binding business with an emphasis on quality, service and technical excellence. Established in 1892 they now operate from modern purpose-built premises in mid-Wales.

  • Colorworks

    Bath, England, United Kingdom

    Colorworks have been established in Bath for over twenty years and was set up by Mark Davis to provide design and print for local businesses, publishers, photographers, design agencies and the general public.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 29, 2015
Welcome to Ruth Thorp Studio. My shop sells beautiful handmade paper goods and cards and now books too! My illustrations and designs are whimsical, graphical and bold and made with care and attention in the UK.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I will endeavour to send all 'ready-made' products within three working days* of receiving payment, unless otherwise stated.

For custom or high quantity orders lead times will be longer and I will advise on this when contacted.
Shipping fees are shown on each item. Orders within the UK will generally be sent by first class royal mail. For larger orders, I may send via recorded delivery. For all other countries please refer to the shipping prices on the item page.

All items are shipped in well-sealed, protective packaging.

Note: I cannot be held responsible for any delay in postage once the order has been sent and for international orders, as the buyer, you will be responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope on receiving your order that you are happy with your product, but if you find any problems with your purchase please contact me immediately and I will do everything I can to resolve the issue.

Products may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of delivery. Please contact me if you wish to return any items before sending them, and include a note within the package with information of your order.

I will only accept returns of un-used and undamaged goods which are returned in the same condition as sent. I would recommend sending any returns via an insured trackable courier or postal service as I will not take responsibility for any items lost or damaged in transit. On receiving the goods, and confirming the product is in perfect condition, I will refund you for the full product amount. I cannot refund shipping cost for any returned items.

For bespoke and made-to order products, refunds will only be offered for a faulty or incorrect item. I am, however, happy to offer an exchange for another product in store.