Tony DeRouin - Leathersmith
"At the age of twelve I began to sew in my father's shoe repair shop after school each day. I quickly learned the skills involved in shoemaking and repair. In the practical environment of my father's shop, I also discovered the art of leather crafting. Leather quickly captured my imagination. I began to explore items I could create with leather in my free time. From the day I made my first purple leather bell bottoms in high school, I knew that I would continue to express my creative energy with patterns and textures of leather. I enjoy custom leather design. When you describe what you would like to have, I start to see a leather design just for your unique personality and how I will create it for you."