Around the Bench with Jim Jackson
Wednesday, 5/15, 9:00am – 5:00pm ,Brinton Museum Leather Shop
Intermediate to Advanced
Join Jim for a day of lively discussion and demonstration in his leather shop at the Brinton Museum (239 Brinton Road, Big Horn, Wyo.), just a short 20 minutes from the Sheridan Holiday Inn). The majority of the time will center around Jim’s bench as he goes through the designing, tooling, constructing, and finishing processes. He will build a checkbook or passport wallet. Lunch is included with your registration on site at the beautiful Brinton Bistro. (Directions to the Brinton Museum will be provided upon registration for the workshop.)
Materials to Bring: Please bring an example of your leatherwork to give Jim an opportunity to tailor specific comments to you. Also, bring any tools (swivel knives) for comparison and comment. Sponsors will provide leather for demonstration, carving or tool work.
Jim Jackson is the director of the leather shop at the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyo. Before that, he lectured and demonstrated the processes of leather carving at the King’s Western Museum. He has taught workshops at the Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Tokyo, Japan, and many other places around the world. Jim has combined the experience of many years in a well respected saddle shop with an extensive background in the Fine Arts (MFA), to create works that hold the essence of western culture found in the Rocky Mountain region of Wyoming and Colorado. Jim received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in 2018.