A Bag for a Collector to Snag
July 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
This week we received a special delivery from artist and leather artisan T Smith Knowles. Inside the package were 5 of Knowles’ latest creations. Each handbag is a one-of-a-kind piece numbered and signed by T Smith Knowles herself. SEE the pictures BELOW.
Born and raised in California, Knowles is a sculptor and fine artist. Her paintings, photographs, sculptures, and handbags have a timeless and heirloom quality that often make reference to the natural beauty of the western landscape.
As a result of experimenting with new mediums Knowles became fascinated with the versatility and beauty of leather. The handbags are the product of all her favorite mediums – painting, photography, sculpture – and finished with the same creative force for the purpose of being worn.
The bags are light without typical hardware. The details are culled from authentic vintage indigenous weaves, semi-precious stones or antique beads. Only T. Smith Knowles had been involved in the cutting, stitching, lacing and adorning of these bags. They cannot be duplicated and that is a great part of what makes them so very special. Each one is a work of art.
Please drop by to visit and see these pieces for yourself.