I have increasingly become inspired by usable art. I have a lot of leather scrap at my studio and I’ve made bags, jewelry and clothes, but I’ve never experimented with housewares. This was basically a sketch of what I would like to create.
A word of caution: if you are going to “bake or cure” your leather you want to do so when no one is around and the windows can be open. It smelled pretty funky, however by baking it in the oven when it was damp it did somewhat achieve what I hoped it would do. The piece held the shape I intended. This leather was too floppy though. I have to work with leather that has more structure. I will be doing more of this in the near future. I’m always in favor of some experimentation.
“Learn to fail or fail to learn.” —Tal Ben-Shahar.