Heritage of Craftsmanship
As a kid I was always infatuated with watching my grandfather work. 'Papa Wes' handcrafted some of the finest rings and pocket watches that still tick to this day.
His jewelry was made in humble spaces, and sold out of a small-town storefront in Cedar City, Utah.
From a young age, I could sense his line of work was more than a form of income. His charismatic and endearing character was represented by what he did for a living.
Everyday was lived through passion, and it was not only reflected in the quality of his work, but in his life.
In the summer of 2017, I picked up a leather-working starter kit and some scraps of leather to replace my previous wallet. With the mindset molded from 10 years of carpentry jobs, when you need something - you learn how to make it.
I loved each of my carpentry jobs, but there was something about leather working that just clicked. I started watching dozens of tutorials and spent countless hours practicing the craft.
It became my greatest passion, and I have been fortunate enough to turn this passion into a full time job out of my garage here in Corvallis, Oregon.