Juried Status: Virginia Artisan
Media: Leather: Accessories, Wearable,
Thanks for your interest in handmade leatherwork and the artisan behind the work. I was born and raised in Virginia, and have enjoyed exploring the state’s rich history and beautiful geography. I tend to travel as much as I can, and in these far-off places, I’ve come to appreciate having dependable, well-made leather goods as travel companions.
There’s a special attention to detail that differentiates handmade leatherwork, including oil-rubbed finishes and hand-stitched seams. Often the character of the work reflects the spirit of the artisan. In my case, I build each item individually in a small workshop using hand tools, and prefer water-based dyes and glues that are gentle on the environment. The goal is to create original leatherwork that’s designed to both garner attention and last a lifetime.
— My work can be found at the Museum Shop at Ash Lawn-Highland.