Blurring the boundary between making and art B18 Leather run by Deborette Clarke creates fantastic small leather goods with thought to each component and the resulting finish.
Inspired by the movement of Jackson Pollocks work the Jackson range is one of studied uniqueness. Whilst the shapes of the bi-fold wallets may be the same the paint splashes and edge painting make every piece standout. The vegetable tanned leather will gain its own patina over time further adding to its charm.
You can also learn how to make small leather goods in this studio with workshops ranging from beginner to advanced, many people come back again and again to finesse their skills. Regular workshops at the Leather Museum and Black Country Living Museum mean that Deborette is sharing those skills further afield.
A visit to this studio hidden down a historic alleyway off Hylton Street will not disappoint!