Brinton Museum – Leather Shop
Thursday 05/18 9:30 am – 5 pm
Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Description: Join Jim (in a small class setting) for a day of lively discussion and demonstration in his leather shop at the Brinton Museum (239 Brinton Road, Bighorn, Wyoming – just a short, 15 minute drive from the Sheridan Ramada Plaza). The majority of time will center around Jim’s bench as he discusses his designing, tooling, construction and basic finishing processes. He will draw a pattern for a small notebook directly on leather, carve, and tool it, while you watch and ask questions. (Lunch is included in the fee; on site in the beautiful Brinton Bistro).
Materials to bring: Please bring your swivel knife and any tools for comparison and comment. Also, bring an (optional) example of your leather carving so that Jim can tailor specific comments to you.
Workshop Instructor: Jim’s leather shop is associated with The Brinton Museum in Bighorn, Wyoming – where he displays his work and conducts discussions about leather design, carving processes and regional history. For many years he designed, tooled, and built leather goods for King’s Saddlery (his shop was in King’s Western Museum). He has been honored with a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Master Leather Artisan of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists, The Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft, and given the Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and The Fiebing Co.
• There is a $25 administration fee for canceling a workshop.
• The cost of each workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.
• No refunds for workshops after Thursday, May 11, 2023.