I've been working with leather since the 70s. I make items by hand using a variety of carving and stamping tools to impart a design to the leather. This is followed by coloring with dyes, stains, and acrylics. A clear finish is usually applied to complete the piece. I make wearable accessories such as belts wallets and purses. I also make items for the home, such as clocks and planters.
1620 Bayer Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Born Oct 7, 1955 in Wilmington DE. Moved to Fort Wayne with family in 1958 when father was employed at Crescent Ave Church. Attended school in the Lakeside / Northside neighborhood, graduated NSHS Class of 74. Served 7 years in the US Navy 1974 - 1981. Attended IPFW garduated 1985 with a BS Chemistry Major. Went from Chemistry to Information Technology in 1997. Currently an independent IT / Telco contractor. I have maintained the interest in leather all through the 40 plus years since high school. A leather faced, walnut, wall clock was made during a deployment in the Indian Ocean in 1980. Within the last 4 or 5 years I have found myself experimenting and practicing on scrap before committing a design to leather. I am also quite handy at making practical items of necessity, such as tool pouches and knife sheaths.