Pictavia Leather

We pride ourselves on working with the best artists in their field and in leatherwork, there are few better at working with leather than Pictavia.

 

Run by Hamish Lamley, Pictavia is based in Central Scotland and has been producing high quality bags, wallets, sporrans and more for a number of years. All leatherwork is done by hand and Hamish also creates custom items here. In the words of the artist himself;

 

"Leatherwork is my connection to the past. It is my way to solve problems as our ancestors did, to work at my own pace and see the world as they did. When I take knife, needle and thread to leather, it is with the same techniques that leather craftsmen have used for thousands of years as I explore Iron age and early Medieval leatherworking methods and tools alongside their contemporary counterparts. There is the inherent challenge of trying to solve a problem using only the most basic of tools. It is my passion to recreate ancient Norse and Pictish stone carvings, bringing the old medium back to life in leather, and to research and produce historic replicas based on archaeological finds."

 

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