There are two parts to the challenge that we face when learning
leather tooling. First, a design must be drawn. Secondly, it must be tooled.
In these pages you will find a sculptor’s approach to leather
tooling where the stamps are seen as tools for modeling shapes
in leather — where we see the shapes, not just the stamp impressions.
We want depth and life in the work. We want to make leaves,
flowers, and scrolls, that flow over, under, and around each other.