Hours of Work Go Into Creating Leather Art

The art of sculpturing on leather requires many things. It requires attention to detail, patience, time and a keen eye.

One of the best in the business resides not too far away. In the village of Raeville, Karen Siems makes her home. In that home, in a shop area, she has crafted some of the finest pieces of leather sculpture to be found anywhere.

Recently, she was awarded the Best of Category award for a three-dimensional picture at the 8th World Leather Debut 2009 held during the 16th Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show in Sheridan, Wyoming. According to Brian Stelzel, World Leather Debut Manager, 50 makers displayed their hand-made entries and talents at the competition.

For the complete story, subscribe to the Elgin Review.