Daniel Walling's Profile

About

I’ve always made things. From wooden swords and treehouses as a kid to the Wood, Leather, metal, ceramic, and other textile work I’ve done since. For me, being a craftsman is largely about making the things I want and need.
I love the moment when a new idea becomes a material reality. Taking an idea and following it through, past all the hurdles of design and production to create something useful and beautiful.
If there’s something I want, I’m always more satisfied if I make it.

The name of my shop comes from both the inspiration I get from my twin sons, Ari and Leo, and the influence my Dad’s had on my life and career.
I first started to sell crafts here and there as a teenager but my real leap into professional crafts was when I was twenty. I partnered with my Dad In designing and launching a new line of shoes that he’d been working to develop since before I…

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  • Male
  • Born on May 19
  • Joined January 23, 2012

Favorite materials

Leather, Waxed canvas, Hard wood, Clay, Wool felt, Wire, Thread, Copper, Brass

Shop

Wallingandsons
Leather accessories handcrafted in Oregon.

About

I’ve always made things. From wooden swords and treehouses as a kid to the Wood, Leather, metal, ceramic, and other textile work I’ve done since. For me, being a craftsman is largely about making the things I want and need.
I love the moment when a new idea becomes a material reality. Taking an idea and following it through, past all the hurdles of design and production to create something useful and beautiful.
If there’s something I want, I’m always more satisfied if I make it.

The name of my shop comes from both the inspiration I get from my twin sons, Ari and Leo, and the influence my Dad’s had on my life and career.
I first started to sell crafts here and there as a teenager but my real leap into professional crafts was when I was twenty. I partnered with my Dad In designing and launching a new line of shoes that he’d been working to develop since before I was born. www.babushoe.com I still bring a lot of what I learned making shoes to the work I do today (thanks Dad!).
One of my greatest joys is that I get to work at home, spending time with my wonderful family who support me in my work every day.

Next time you're in Oregon come say hi at the Eugene Saturday market, Holiday Market or the Oregon Country fair.

Follow me on facebook and Instagram to see what's happening around the workshop and share your own stories and photos.

www.facebook.com/wallingandsons

Instagram @wallingandsons

www.etsy.com/shop/Wallingandsons

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