Announcement Looking for hand tooled leather binders, notebooks, wine carriers and other one of a kind functional art? Inspired by Medieval, Celtic, Viking and Persian motifs, these distinctive hand made items will last a lifetime.
Looking for hand tooled leather binders, notebooks, wine carriers and other one of a kind functional art? Inspired by Medieval, Celtic, Viking and Persian motifs, these distinctive hand made items will last a lifetime.
chanda4joe on Apr 20, 2016
My experience with this seller was terrible. Binder arrived with a 1.5" long x .5" wide raised scar inside the front cover that was weeping sticky red adhesive. 3 ring binder mechanism was also broken beyond repair. Although seller offered to send a replacement binder insert, it's been more than a week and he's not done so yet. I drilled another out of an old binder and replaced it myself. Seller offered no other remedy and refused to respond to my suggestions. This shop's previous reviews are excellent, but I would not recommend this shop.
mimapache on Feb 2, 2016
Fantastic workmanship, really beautiful item, great service. I hope to acquire much more from this wonderful artist.
From Cathedral Floor to your arm
I was experimenting with using leather as tiles in a mixed media concept with stone tiles as a wall decoration. As I explored ideas for inspiration, I stumbled onto the encaustic floor tiles used to decorate the great cathedrals of Europe in the Middle Ages. Nature, Religion and Heraldry were all captured in an endless collage of images on those floors. Sometimes distinct images were created, other times tiles were laid randomly at the whim of the tile layer. In all cases these timeless images continue to capture the attention of anyone who visits.
As I moved these images from clay to leather, I was captivated by all the possibilities. Driving home from work, I almost heard a voice whisper "Make a handbag" and I knew I was on to something.
The bags I make are inspired by the tiles from long ago. The blend of timeless image with sturdy functionality is such a winning combination. Each bag represents another step in my development as an artist and craftsman. Each bag is a step in an evolving design for functional art.
Please come back to visit; I am always trying new patterns and images.
I hope you enjoy your visit.
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I make bags
I draw creative inspiration from the Classical Period, the Middle Ages and Nature.
I strive to use only natural materials in my creations, and approach each piece as a unique creative project.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards