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JAW is short for Jonathan Andrew Wilson.  I am a designer/maker located in San Luis Obispo, California.  All pieces are handmade by one person from start to finish using the finest materials available.  


Riding the leather beast

I made this cool little holder for brochures and business cards for a local winery: 

I was going for simplicity and I think I got it:

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I've been working on a few tote bags lately and I'm very happy with how they have turned out, they should be in the shop soon.  I was working with some different learners on these, using firmer leather for the faces of the bag and softer leather for the gusset.  It gives a nice contrast, as well as makes the bags softer and more comfortable.  I'm looking to lock down a single tote pattern someday, but until then I will just made as many one off pieces as I can 😁.  

 

Thick black waxy cowhide is used in this one for the main panels and straps, while the gusset is made from soft black leather.  It gives the bag a more powerful look.

Thick black waxy cowhide is used in this one for the main panels and straps, while the gusset is made from soft black leather.  It gives the bag a more powerful look.

This bag is made of a nice pull up oil tan leather for the panels with a soft chap leather gusset.  I love this one, it is so classy.   

This bag is made of a nice pull up oil tan leather for the panels with a soft chap leather gusset.  I love this one, it is so classy.   

This one is probably my personal favorite, a little more on the fun side of things.  Oil tan panels with thick soft contrasting gusset.  I cut out all the detail prices by hand very carefully.  This one to me looks like a little critter of some kind.   

This one is probably my personal favorite, a little more on the fun side of things.  Oil tan panels with thick soft contrasting gusset.  I cut out all the detail prices by hand very carefully.  This one to me looks like a little critter of some kind.   

I've been busy creating a lot of new and interesting stuff.  I will be adding new stuff to the shop soon, including these totes, some new wallets and a few other bags.  I am getting some new leather today that should be interesting to play around with.  It is a dark brown waxy pull up leather, with a little more of a smooth finish and hand than the oil tan I use regularly.  I'm excited.   

 

As always, thank you so much for checking out my stuff!   

 

-Jonathan

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A sit down and chat type of update

A sit down and chat type of update