Horse Hill Studio
At Horse Hill Studioby the mill creek and amidst the brick and granite mill buildings, heirloom-quality works ofshaped, stitched, and polished leathers are createdin one of the oldest traditions in the world, by the hands of the craftsman. Here, a story unfolds physically in the look and feel of leather door and cabinet handles, knobs, walnut “Keepsake” boxes, buttons and wall hangings designed for house, cabin, barn and stable.
~ Everything Leather is vegetable tanned domestic cow hides (saddle leather).
~ Everything Wood is repurposed:
Barn Board pieces are old palates used for stacking fire wood and old pine timbers from the renovation of the Trip Hammer Shop here in the Mill.
Candle sticks and Walking sticks are found in the woods below Venable Rd. Harrisville.
Knitting needles, Barrette sticks, and Sweater pins are hand fashioned from scraps of Walnut and Mahogany.
~ Everything Slate is broken pieces from the Mill roof.
~ All embossing work is from original designs except those embosed from book plates of “Sun Circles and Human Hands”.
Utility, Identity, Craft
Improvisation on these three elements is the foundation of my life as a craftsman.
They were fundamental to my thirty five year career as a dancer/choreographer/director and now they are the underpinning of my work with leather and found objects.
Custom Orders Encouraged
Partial list of Studio Things:
Handles, Knobs, Bin Pulls
Heirloom boxes (walnuts boxes)
Donlin can be reach at email@example.com or call 603-827-3626