Leisa Rich - All handmade and original

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Leisa Rich of Richmade: Artist with an Obsession for the Tactile

Hi! Welcome to my Etsy shop. My name is Leisa with an "e" but sounds like "Lisa". I make one-of-a-kind pieces for home and body and I am also a serious artist creating 2D, 3D and installation sculptural fiber, stitched works and mixed media pieces. I exhibit in museums, galleries and private homes. I live in Atlanta and have two children and a beautiful grandson. I also teach art and fiber art to all ages in art centers, private schools and in my studio.

I fell in love with the "tactile" while in the hospital for deafness in the early 60’s. My Mom brought me fantastic Barbie dresses she sewed from her recycled work suits and party wear and I would spend hours dressing Barbie. After I got out of the hospital, deaf in only one ear (I still am) my father would take me to the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, where a woman displayed and sold hand knit and hand made Barbie and Ken clothes. I was allowed to buy one each Saturday. It cost $1.00. After that I went with my Dad to a construction complex where the main office and workshop for his electrical contracting company was housed. I spent the rest of the day sitting on a small conduit cable "chair" at a huge, wooden, cable table, twisting bell wire into tiaras, bracelets and strange clothing.

I learned to sew at age 11, frustrating my mother endlessly by ignoring the "right way" of sewing skills and instead, tacked tubes onto dresses, hung strips of fabric from hems and cut my clothes in asymmetrical lines. Life took a more serious artistic path at age 15 when a class I took in weaving at Interlochen Arts Academy cemented my relationship with fiber forever. I have been a designer for an international knit/leather/fur company and designed wearable art, sweaters and hats for t.v. shows and my own company. I am in several books, Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape, Modern Sculpture, Hand to Hand, The Best of America Sculpture Artists and Artisans, and Quilt National 2009 and more, in magazine, blog and other article features, and have been a featured artist on PBS's "inCONTEXT" televised series on artists. I recently completed a permanent installation for The Dallas Museum of Art.

I have a Master of Fine Art, a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Education in Art. I have studied and done just about every type of textile process during my art degrees and in my teaching, but it is Free Motion sewing - also known as machine embroidery - that I love most. That I can take simple thread and fabric and alter and create forms from them, is endlessly entertaining!

The creations for body and home I sell in my Etsy store are my calm in the midst of the creative storm. My other work - 2D, 3D and installation art pieces - take a huge amount of mental and physical energy. You can see that work at The Etsy works in my shop represent the wacky, fun of my artistic side…and are one-of-a-kind treasures that reflect what my mind is thinking and how my hands become the tools to realize my visions. It is through those pieces that I bring a little of my art into as many peoples' lives as I possibly can, through their affordability and accessibility.

I hope you'll become a customer...and a fan!

Enjoy looking through my shop. Custom orders are ALWAYS welcome!!!! I will also ship internationally. Just convo me and I will give you a quote on shipping your choice to you!

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  • Leisa Rich

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Visual Art Educator, Creative Entrepreneur

    I love what I do! I share my creative passion in my Etsy shop by showcasing items that are functional- objects for body and home- as well as art works meant to be appreciated with the eye. Everything I make is unique- you'll never see another!

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Last updated on February 13, 2011
WOW! I am so happy to get my Etsy shop up and running! Welcome to Richmade, a shop with fun stuff from my creative soul, for you and your home! All of my creations are handmade and unique and most are embellished with Free Motion stitching...on a sewing machine. I particularly love sewing and color. New designs will be posted frequently, so visit often and see what I am up to! I am here to make you happy!

Feel free to contact me anytime; I am still learning all of the policies and procedures, but I'm trying to get up to speed quickly! Suggestions, custom orders and questions are always welcomed!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Cancellations: If you need to cancel an order, please let me know prior to shipping!

Refunds and exchanges are given within 7 business days of shipping receipt.

My policy is called the three "R's"- refund, return or replace if not satisfied!

*Buyer pays shipping cost both ways and a $7.00 restocking fee if doing an exchange
It is customary to pay for your purchase immediately.

I prefer PayPal because it is so fast and easy but I will accept money orders as well. Please note that you do not have to have a Pay Pal account to pay. You can follow the links to pay with your credit card without creating a Pay Pal account! If you do choose to pay by M.O. I will process and ship your order upon receipt of M.O. payment.

If you have questions regarding the two-step checkout and payment process here on Etsy, this is a wonderful tutorial with screenshot images to help you navigate all the way through payment!
If you have any questions or the link wasn't helpful enough, please convo me. I am happy to answer all your questions.
I ship by UPS (preferred) or by USPS, usually with a 1-3 day turnaround (with the exception of custom orders which ship immediately upon completion).

I ship via First Class US Mail to the United States and Canada presently, but will also ship anywhere else in the world upon request- contact for rate.

Orders over $100 total are shipped via insured, signature confirmation delivery at a cost of $5. Every item is securely wrapped and protected.

Flower bouquets come beautifully wrapped with tissue and a bow! If you would like your item to be boxed and gift-wrapped, let me know and I would love to accommodate you for a small additional fee.

Shipping upgrades and expedited shipping are available. Please let me know what you need when you place your order.

Delivery confirmation and insurance are available at an extra cost.

Items are packaged according to the type of item. I use several types of packing materials to ensure that your order will arrive in perfect condition!

I promise to get your item to you QUICKLY!

Custom Orders: Yes, shipping arrangements made to coincide with completion of order

Giftee: Yes, I DO ship to giftees! Lucky them!!!
Additional policies and FAQs
I LOVE custom orders!

I do wholesale

NO consignment, bad past karma with it!