I have been developing my leather work skills for over 30 years. I love the way that leather can be moulded, sewn, and shaped into beautiful works of art that have utility. I operate out of a custom built workshop utilising a variety of leatherwork techniques, tools, and hand operated leather machines. My work has involved saddlery and harnesses, movie props, sets, and costumes; wet form molding, leather braiding, book binding, decorative lacing, leather carving, biker equipment, antique leather restoration, and repair work to leather goods. I particularly enjoy the creative process of designing one-off articles for clients.
I have a preference for working with antique leather machinery and tools. I find nothing more satisfying than bringing a vintage machine to life again. The images below are the current machines and tools that I work with.