New Earth Discoveries
Growing up in the 70's, I discovered almost too late the leather shops of the Minneapolis West Bank area. There I found people making wonderous things. It was then and there that I decided leather was the material for me. Since very few formal means existed to educate myself, I had to find people along the way to assist me in my acquisition of skills and tools.
On the following pages are a small sample of the variety of projects I've worked on these past few years. The items presented here are a collection of exploration, experimentation and evolution. I hope you too will share and enjoy some of my growth and process
Please contact me if anything catches your eye, or interests?
I believe in creating interesting yet practical pieces of clothing, that marry functionality with a bit of the fantastic.
My pieces are not the norm, nor are they overtly outrageous, or outlandish, still they will still get noticed.
I use history and science fiction for inspiration. Clearly some designs are just outside of their time.
I truly prefer to work with natural fibers, as well as various leathers. At present, Polar Fleece and Ultra Suede are the only synthetics I choose to work with.
If deemed necessary, I'll add my own touch to items, through the use of surface design, via dye, or paint.