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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

  • Hidden Moon Art Block

    Hidden Moon

  • Float On Notecards

    Set of Ten “Float On” Notecards + Envelopes

  • Night Star Ornament

    Night Star Ornament

  • 2022 Art Calendar

    2022 Art Calendar


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

November 19, 2021: Artessa Alliance Holiday Show

Save the date!! We are so excited to gather at the Elkins Park Train Station (7879 Spring Avenue Elkins Park, PA 19027) again this year for the annual Artessa Alliance holiday party and art show! Please join us on Friday, November 19th from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. We will be...

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October 31, 2021: Horsham Farmer’s Market

We just added a fun new local pop-up to the calendar 🎉 Come join mkc photography on Sunday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Horsham Farmer's Market! Location: behind the Horsham Township Community Center 1025 Horsham Rd., Horsham, PA. There will be a...

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October 24, 2021: Kennett Square Clover Market

Join MKC Photography for the final Clover Market of the fall season in historic historic Kennett Square PA.! Featuring a curated group of handmade and vintage vendors. Free admission, open to all. More information to come or head to www.theclovermarket.com. Date:...

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