Eureka Springs School of the Arts

CLASS SPACE HAS BEEN FILLED.
I’m teaching a 5 day leather inlay/overlay class in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, next week–Monday through Friday, 9-5. One of my confirmed students has had to cancel, but instead of asking for a refund he’s requested that the space be offered free of charge to anyone who can attend. If you would like to attend my leather inlay/overlay class and your schedule will allow you to spontaneously spend next week in Eureka Springs, please send me a private message and I’ll put you in touch with the correct people who can reserve this space for you.
This offer only includes the class fee; it does NOT cover travel, meals, or lodging.
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Skiving

 

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Chair collaboration

This is a collaboration I did a few years ago with John Gallis of Norseman Designs in Cody, Wyoming.

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Boot memories

There’s a funny story about these boots; they’re a reproduction of an old Olsen Stelzer design with the last name added. When the lady ordered the boots she said, “I want an oil derrick on the boots because my family was in oil.” And I was thinking to myself, “Gee, I wish my family had thought of that! My family was in… poverty.”

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Fortune-telling

I foresee much skiving in my future.

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One more

Whoops, there was one more design inside me.
Whenever people tell me that my designs or sense of color are “feminine” I reply that everything I know about color and design I learned from a grumpy old alcoholic man.

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Ready to cut leather

In my shop, this is how I create all of the pattern pieces for an inlaid design. A typical boot top is four panels–two fronts and two backs. Assuming the design is symmetrical, each design element is repeated either four or eight times. Cutting a pattern for each piece ensures that I can repeat it accurately.

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