Tactile Craftworks is a small leather crafting company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, founded in 2014 by Sarah Kirkham and Anna Warren. They strive to make pieces that are long-lasting, beautiful to look at, and satisfying to hold.Everything is made in their midwest studio Sarah & Anna love how visceral working with leather is: it's all sharp knives, metal stamps and rawhide mallets. While that rough process is always apparent in the leather, they're intentional about achieving refined results. They are always playing with the perceptions of leather as a material, how it is substantial and durable but also seen as fine and handsome and aim to create products that balance these qualities. The hand tooled pieces promote campfires and adventure. Tactile honors the craftsmanship that has come before them, while trusting their own eyes and aesthetics and take pride in how they've been able to combine old world crafting techniques with modern technology to create their products. Handcrafting is the heart of what they do- and laser etching allows them to add another dimension to the work, one that enhances the craftsmanship instead of replacing it.
These images are a representative sample of this artist's work. Many handmade items are one-of-a-kind. Please call or email to find out more about our current collection. Items not currently in-stock can often be ordered. We ship within the continental US and can process orders over the phone.
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