Studio News - The Colour Issue

August 01, 2017

Studio News - The Colour Issue

Studio News - August 2017




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Studio News - The Maker Issue
Studio News - The Maker Issue

September 04, 2017

I have devoted more than ten years to the practice of making leather goods. This passion is fueled by my fascination with the vessels that carry our personal articles through life. Bags become companions and beasts of burden as they transport work, play and escape. My creations reveal this relationship through the finishes I have developed with vegetable tanned leather. They react to the lifestyle of their owners; the longer they journey together, the more personalized the bags become. 

The history is in the leather...the story is in the bag.

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Studio News - Happy Canada Day!
Studio News - Happy Canada Day!

July 01, 2017

As Canada prepares to turn 150 I think about how I came to this country. I came from the United States to attend Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. The easy going vibe and more laid back politics felt good, but what really stole my heart was the vastness of this land. I wanted to stay, so planned a course load of the minimum required credits to stretch my student visa for a couple years, but before that ran out I fell in love with a girl from Nova Scotia. I have been here for 22 years now, and between raising a family, growing the Fiveleft brand we try to explore as much of this magical country as we can.

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