Meet Cathy Lapinel of Lapinel Arts Leatherwork


  1. What drew you to leather? The endless possibilities of creating an original functional, wearable, fun and quality products.
  2. How long have you been doing leatherwork? Going on eight years now.
  3. What is your favorite thing to make? To hand tool and paint a bag which is probably the most difficult thing for me to make. 
  4. What is your favorite part of the creative process? Looking at the pile of hides and knowing I have the freedom to create whatever I want from it.
  5. When you aren’t working with leather, what can we find you doing? Taking my dogs for a walk in the foothills or out on the tennis court
  6. Coffee or tea? Definitely coffee

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