leather

Studio Visit w/ Artist & Designer Alexa Allen

In anticipation of this week’s workshop with Alexa Allen, madelife visited Alexa in her studio for a quick chat and a look at her process and work.    When & where did you first learn your craft? I attended California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and have a degree in furniture design. I worked in the Bay area for 8-9 years doing high-end custom cabinetry. When I moved to back to Boulder in 2009 (I am originally from here)…

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Holiday Bazaar: Ash & Ore

Ash & Ore artist Amée Hinkley will host a pop-up shop at our Holiday Bazaar on December 12th, along with other local Colorado brands. In anticipation of the event, Amée discussed her brand and why she believes art has value… Describe your goods, your art, your brand:  The Ash & Ore leather collection is built upon the idea that our bags are a character in our perpetual story, a toolbag for the things we need to carry out our daily life functions. The…

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