Earth and Hide
A nod to my two most recent creative ventures; pottery and leather. Earth and Hide was chosen as a less specific name that is versatile enough to be relevant to my evolving artisan work.
Earth and Hide products are connected with its owner through the things it carries, and the way it's used. Every customer has a unique story and their product will become an integral part of that story especially through consistent use. Imagine what you put in your bag and the importance these items have; the contacts in your phone, the things that are written with the pen, the e-mails exchanged on the laptop, the drawings held within the sketchbook. My hope is that my work will be an integral part of the amazing things my customers do.
I love the quality of a nice, well made product. I love the feel, I love the smell, I love the rugged durability, I love the look, I love the process of making it, I love the gratification of being productive and making something that others love so much. Most of all, I love my customers. Ultimately, my favourite thing is when my customers just GUSH about the products they've received
Leather totes, briefcases, backpacks, satchels, belts, wallets, key chains/lanyards, cord keepers, clutches/tablet sleeves, purses, as well as some pottery.