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magical, collectible, original art for a delightful home

5x5 art block collection

Collectible 5×5 Art Blocks


We believe in original art. We believe in handcrafted high quality. We believe in sustainability. We believe your walls should be delightful and full of whimsy. We believe in magic.

Our creations tell a story on all sides: the front is original artwork by Michelle. The sides and backs are covered in salvaged library book pages. The wood itself? It’s salvaged too, so every piece is beautiful for your walls and beautiful for the earth.

Start a collection for your walls or for someone you love today!


Featured Products

  • Fireflies Art Block


  • Lavender Butterfly Art Block

    Lavender Butterfly

  • Celestial Garden Art Block

    Celestial Garden

  • Yellow Bird Art Block

    Yellow Bird


Inside the Studio

 Our hands touch each piece we make countless times: we take pride in the handmade process and our exquisite attention to detail. We use only the highest quality archival prints, non-toxic sealant, and durable salvaged wood, so each piece is (hand)made to last.

mkc photography is an eco-friendly, hand-made gift & home decor company that creates gorgeous art and wares using salvaged wood, paper from damaged library books, and original art by Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes. Customers love to purchase our artwork both for themselves and for gifts because they know each piece gives new life to otherwise discarded materials. We’ve been making beautiful things by hand in our Philadelphia-area studio since 2009.

Michelle Ciarlo Hayes Studio Dog

MKC Photography Events

MKC Photography at The May Day Pop-Up: May 2, 2021

Are you in Philly or the surrounding 'burbs? Do you love handmade & handcrafted goods? Do you miss outdoor art events and are you craving a little bit of "normalcy" this spring? Well then, you're definitely going to  want to save the date for Sunday, May 2nd! Ten...

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NY NOW Digital Market March Get Together: March 25-26, 2021

Are you a retailer who would like to carry the MKC Photography line in your store? Are you interested in learning more about us and our work? We’d love to connect with you at NY NOW's Digital March Market Get Together on March 25-26, 2021. Click the image below to...

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