Leather Tooling Workshop
Saturday, April 1st, 12pm-3pm
$125/person, includes all materials
Instructor: Emily Boksenbaum of UnderHill Leather
Learn your favorite new artistic medium: leather tooling! Carving leather has historically been a traditional western decoration seen on belts, boots, holsters, and more. In this 3 hour workshop you will learn the basics of leather tooling: the process of engraving and embellishing leather surfaces. You will learn how to use smoothing/shaping tools and leather stamps. Tools and materials will be provided for you in class and information about continuing your tooling practice at home will be offered. By the end of class you will have a small piece of artwork that you either designed yourself or created using an instructor supplied pattern.
About the Instructor:
Emily Boksenbaum is the artist, designer, and maker behind UnderHill Leather Studio where she builds custom cowboy boots and other bespoke leather goods.
Emily has both commercial design training from her experience as a prototyper and designer in the footwear industry, along with instruction from some of the foremost traditional craftspeople working with leather in the US. These experiences have shaped her combination of modern and traditional practices within her approach towards leatherwork. Emily has been working with leather for 12 years and has taught leather tooling, bag-making, and footwear construction workshops throughout her career. In this class she offers one of her favorite leatherworking applications and encourages students to bring their own creative twist to the traditional medium.