Alchemy Card Holder
Handcrafted in England, the workmanship and leather quality of an ART WRD card holder mean it will adjust to hold up to 6 credit cards. It also has such depth of meaning that it's the perfect thoughtful gift. For others - and for yourself.
The artwork and words of Alchemy are an explosive cocktail, demonstrating the power of creative chaos. Take words from magnificent, misunderstood, maverick philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Mix them with Lucy Farley's tumultuously invigorating artwork on the creative process and BOOM! You have Alchemy - a pocket guide for giving birth to galaxies.
Alchemy leather card holder comes in a stunning magnetic closure book-style box and includes an exquisite Exploration Card.
Find out how we make each card holder by hand in England, below.
"Figure In The Studio" by Lucy Farley 2016
The harmonic, geometric figure enters from white - a blank canvas - into the explosive colour, chaos and energy of the studio. Farley's painting is a fresh blast, capturing the wonderful, reeling excitement of creativity and chaos.
Inside Alchemy is a link to its Exploration Page where you can find out more and sign up to its creative world.
From "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" by Friedrich Nietzsche 1883 - 1885
The words on Alchemy come from Nietzsche’s often misquoted, misrepresented, but fantastically original and hugely influential, philosophical novel.
The sublime turn of phrase 'dancing star' is representative of the book's qualities. Intense, breathtakingly insightful, enigmatic, absurd, ambigious and filled with humour, parody and passion.
These words also encapsulate Nietzsche’s belief that along with order and harmony, chaos and intoxication are essential to producing truly great art.
Handcrafted in England
Wallets are 97x70mm. Our high quality leather adjusts to hold up to 4 credit cards, a driving licence and a few cardboard cards/tickets or 6 credit cards.
ART WRD card holder leather is created from an ancient Italian technique using 100% natural, non-toxic, tannins from plants. These give the leather an unmistakable warm and brilliant shade that becomes more intense with daily use and the passing of time.
In Nottingham, England we work with leather printing pioneers. Utilizing their specialist procedures, artworks are re-created like a tattoo, with ink absorbing deeper into the leather, resulting in unparalleled colour vibrancy, image quality and colour durability.
Just across the Nottinghamshire Wolds in Melton Mowbray our card holders are handcrafted in small batches using traditional methods. This, along with the natural variation in these artisan products, means each one is unique. Expertly made to the very highest quality, they are full-leather (no nylon inners), double-stitched at pressure points and then lined with leather for durability, accessibility, and refinement.
In short, ART WRD card holders are designed and made to be something you love for a lifetime.