Stephanie is a leather ARTIST. Her work is meticulous, and her original designs are simple and functional, and can also be quite elegant.
Stephanie’s interest in leather design began in her early twenties when she worked under Seattle’s well known designer, Michael Green, who was making leather handbags for Nordstrom at the time. Her love for leather blossomed during this time, and continues today.
Stephanie has been a member of the Verksted Gallery in Poulsbo for over 15 years, but her life as an artist was put on hold during this time when she became a mother of three daughters. When her first girl was born, the baby’s aunt made her a pair of red leather booties. Stephanie loved them, and these little red booties were passed from one sister down to the next and the next. The girls loved the soft supple fabric with the ability on the bottom to grip the floor - they were perfect for children and they never wore out.
When the girls had all outgrown the booties, Stephanie took them apart and studied and re-worked the design, and from there her art blossomed into the exquisite and colorful booties, bags, back packs and accessories in leather that she designs and makes today.