A cuir bouillie table in progress, drying in the desert sun. This dry heat is fantastic for this leather technique 🙌🏻🙏🏻🤙🏻
Told my clients that I moved out near Joshua Tree, and now things that used to come in a fedex box are arriving via giant truck, wood box, who knows whatever other packing (having a hard time getting through all the packaging). It’s like I moved to outer space. 😂😘
✨LEATHER CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT✨ I have officially moved the studio to Joshua Tree and would like to start offering classes again beginning in September. The course descriptions are basically the same, however YOU get to choose the dates instead of having to adhere to a weekend/weekday of my choosing. Because my studio situation is more flexible, I can be more flexible! :) Imagine this: you learn leather working during the day, and at night you can stargaze, visit the cool local bars, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the high desert. My favorite learning environments are those that take me out of my own city, and I’m hoping maybe you are into that too... see website for more details, navigate to the tab that says “leather working classes”, see if it’s something you are interested in and if so email me with some dates that work for you and we’ll firm it up. 💪🏻🌵
Anything even remotely innovative that I ever designed, was born through the process of boredom—>forcing myself into my studio to fuck around—>a tiny flash of inspiration, usually while conjuring up memories of travel—>hours of trial and error and making weird leather mock-ups. This little basket is not reproduceable (well, it is-but not really), but it’s got me going through all these stages again, so maybe something will come of it! ✨
Attention angelinos: anyone know a space like this? For rent? Or a public space? Multi-use space? Needs to be able to accommodate 16 people and have sturdy craft tables. Let me know if you think of anything! ✨
Came out more like a garlic boustier, than a garlic holder- but 1st (very small) prototype of a series of wall mounted fruit/vegetable holders. The hook will be invisible and on the back, not the leather hook like this proto. The garlic will be free to move a bit- unlike in this corset.🤞🏻🥔🍐🍋🍎
This one is funny.
Making things again. Responding to my environment. It feels good.
All Hands 3.0- High Desert Edition. While I sort my leather life out, still available for custom inquiries, orders, projects, etc. 🌵