Craft Careers: Leatherwork

Careers guidance15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An understanding of how a small leather workshop works
An insight into being a Leatherworker
Some different routes into the Leather industry
Nigel ArmitageHost: Nigel Armitage has been fashioning items from leather for over 30 years. As a bespoke maker of handmade leather goods, Nigel has built up a broad skillset in the craft. In more recent years, Nigel has begun teaching these skills in his Staffordshire based workshop along with traveling abroad to both lecture and teach.

In this class, Nigel Armitage will talk through a day in the life of a Bespoke Maker and the journey he took to get to where he is now.

Along with his face to face courses, Nigel has created a large online video resource in the form of ‘Secrets from the Workshop’, he offers mentoring in person as well as online. Having studied the traditional style of leatherwork for most of his career, Nigel has adjusted many of the difficult to master techniques into a more modern style, making leatherwork more achievable for everyone.

An accomplished author of two books with a third being planned, Nigel is a credible and respected authority on the subject of leatherwork. Nigel is also an NVQ Assessor and can assist if you are undertaking formal qualifications.

This class is part of the Creative Craft Careers series with Heritage Crafts - a great series of classes for students who have an interest in crafts and want to explore more of the many career opportunities available. 

Satchel is teaming up with Heritage Crafts to showcase some of the nation’s most creative careers. 
In this live free workshop, Heritage Crafts will introduce students to two inspiring craftspeople who will speak to you about their own journey with craft, and how they have made the best use of social media and video to promote their work.

Denzel Currie is a Streetwear artist who uses the craft skills of rug tufting, hand painting and video to tell stories and create high-end streetwear.
Maisie Jackson is a fore-edge painter, who creates amazing works of art on the pages of books. Her videos on Tiktok have been viewed by millions while her work often sells out in minutes.

Join Heritage Crafts, Denzel and Maisie to explore how to progress a career in crafts by signing up to one of the webinars:

July 5th at 1.30pm - 2.30pm

July 7th 2.30pm - 3.30pm

July 13th 5pm - 6pm


Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for anyone with an interest in crafts.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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