fatbuddha1

A cornucopia of the unique, unusual and one of a kind.

Scottsdale, Arizona · 32 Sales

fatbuddha1

A cornucopia of the unique, unusual and one of a kind.

Scottsdale, Arizona 32 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(20)

Announcement   My artistic vision is creating one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art, that are unique to only you and never repeated. A melange of glorious goods spanning the globe - some of my favorite influences seen in my work are: handwoven, Victorian, Asian, India silver, Native American, designer couture fabrics, English needlepoint, African trade beads and Italian materials...

All satchels are designed by me. They are cut by hand and created using a combination of machine and hand stitching.

The satchels have padded inner linings for a soft, slouchy feel.
All of the elements I use are top quality-genuine leather and hides, heavy waxed threads for beading and upholstery thread used for strong construction.

I am devoted to keeping the satchels as lightweight as possible to make carrying them much more pleasurable.

Any imperfections, or variations in the materials or embellishments used are the result of vintage and antique pieces and their old heritage. They are used purposely to enhance the patina of each satchel, making it one of a kind.

Custom satchels: I adore creating custom satchels!! I am open to using some of your materials, if desired. Must be open in communication such as email or text throughout the creative process. 1/2 deposit required, after detailed sketch and description with measurements is delivered. No refunds on custom satchels.

Please message me if you have any questions, comments, custom satchel desires or more additional pics.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 12, 2017

My artistic vision is creating one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art, that are unique to only you and never repeated. A melange of glorious goods spanning the globe - some of my favorite influences seen in my work are: handwoven, Victorian, Asian, India silver, Native American, designer couture fabrics, English needlepoint, African trade beads and Italian materials...

All satchels are designed by me. They are cut by hand and created using a combination of machine and hand stitching.

The satchels have padded inner linings for a soft, slouchy feel.
All of the elements I use are top quality-genuine leather and hides, heavy waxed threads for beading and upholstery thread used for strong construction.

I am devoted to keeping the satchels as lightweight as possible to make carrying them much more pleasurable.

Any imperfections, or variations in the materials or embellishments used are the result of vintage and antique pieces and their old heritage. They are used purposely to enhance the patina of each satchel, making it one of a kind.

Custom satchels: I adore creating custom satchels!! I am open to using some of your materials, if desired. Must be open in communication such as email or text throughout the creative process. 1/2 deposit required, after detailed sketch and description with measurements is delivered. No refunds on custom satchels.

Please message me if you have any questions, comments, custom satchel desires or more additional pics.

jan sher-tuckerman

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jan sher-tuckerman

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About

I'm a artist who creates and collects every day of my life!

The life of Kansas City native Jan Sher-Tuckerman is a complex tapestry of wide ranging influences giving her a unique creative range, unusual not only for its formal artistic qualities but also in its philosophical foundations.

The daughter of a scrap yard owner, she developed an early appreciation for found and seemingly ephemeral forgotten objects. With her father encouraging this spirit of imagination and re-invention she became a serious student of collectibles with a keen sense of the history, form and material composition of her objects of study.

This early foundation was developed further during her education at Arizona State University where she studied under Professor Ron Gasowski who she counts not only as an artistic influence but also a personal friend.

Some time after receiving her Art Education degree, in 1976 Jan returned to Kansas City where she became a successful restaurateur. Though known for her innovative cuisine and artistic décor the life of a restaurateur and caterer were not to be her final calling.

In 1982 Jan and her husband Tom moved their family to Scottsdale Arizona where her love of travel and exploration led to a rekindling of her work in fine art. In seeking out forgotten small towns, flea markets and hidden corners of the map, Jan's studio swelled with a rich collection of interesting and inspiring materials gathered from the places she visited. Traveling not only across the States but around the globe, Jan visited Australia, Bali, Turkey, Tahiti and Europe where her experiences in the United Kingdom would have profound influence on the “Crown Series” she was yet to create.

This eclectic array of inspirations and influences combined with her education and innately artistic vision compelled Jan to express a lifetime of experiences through her artwork. True to her earliest influences Jan most often works in the mediums of mosaic and mixed media sculpture. Well known for her often large scale mosaics, Jan creates highly textural tableaus of glass, china, stone, metal and other repurposed materials. These mosaics adorn everything from furniture and fountains to exterior walls, kitchen and bath interiors. When working on commissions she will often incorporate objects contributed by her clients to create compelling works of art that transcend material and artistic value to become both sentimental and personal for their owners.

In true artistic fashion Jan can be said to live her art. Her Scottsdale home, once a modest 1950's ranch style house, has been transformed into a well known showcase for her work. The house contains numerous sculptural walls, mosaics, and both standing and hanging artworks. Yet, the house only hints at the creative playground in the adjoining studio out back.

It is here that Jan maintains the collection of glass, car parts, broken dolls and myriad other objects that are destined to become the art pieces she is increasingly known for. Moving further into three dimensions the latest evolution of Jan's work utilizes this ever changing collection of materials and objects to create intricate mixed media sculptures that can best be understood as “assemblages”. These highly tactile assemblages draw on a sophisticated sense of narrative to weave the history and intrigue of their countless parts into intuitively meaningful works of art.

Her work is sought after by both corporate and private collectors and her home studio is a coveted venue for private events. In addition to television and magazine coverage, in 2006 she taught and hosted a Smithsonian sponsored mosaics workshop that we can only hope will be the first of many as Jan opens her home and heart to the greater art community.

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Last updated on September 12, 2017
Please take a moment to read through my policies before making a purchase.

Payment methods-I accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy's direct payments. Payment is always due at the time of purchase.

Shipping-I ship twice a week.  If you need something quickly, let me know and I will do my best to comply.  I am happy to combine shipping.  

I ship through the USPS - If I miscalculated on your shipping, I will refund the extra charges back to you.
Any lost or damage parcel en route is the responsibility of the buyer and must be dealt with via the USPS?

*international buyers - international shipping quotes are general, please contact me for a shipping price to your own country!

Refunds and exchanges-please ask any questions prior to making a purchase from me.   All sales are considered final...refunds are only available if I have grossly represented an item and only after the item has been returned and inspected.  Not responsible for color differences from pics, so ask for additional pics if a item is questionable.  I'm not responsible for return shipping. 

Insurance claims-if the item arrives damaged, you must keep item and package materials as originally received and contact me immediately.  If the package is not retained, no claim can be filed and no refund will be given.

For first class international, I use shipsaver insurance.  Below is a statement from shipsaver:

"All packing materials and damaged goods must be kept in the original form as received.  Packing and damaged goods should not be disposed of, released to the shipping carrier, or returned to the seller before a claim is completed.  Failure to comply can result in the denial of the claim.  During the claims process, a claim statement/affidavit signed by the recipient (or intended recipient) will be required.  This is a form document provided by ships urban etc. that allows the recipient (or intended recipient) to indicate loss or damage."  If these procedures are not followed, no claim can be processed and no refund will be given.”

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I do not offer refunds or exchanges unless the item was misrepresented in the listing.
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I accept PayPal, money orders and checks. please contact me about payment within 48 hours.
Shipping
I will ship your item within 72 hours. Insurance is optional and will be provided only if you request it. Your package will be sent to the address you provide to Etsy.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contact me about custom artwork, or if you are looking for something unusual in the vintage world.