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Charlotte Ward

Textile Designer, Leather Artist and Maker

Designing and creating leather accessories in her home studio, Charlotte relies on block colour, metallics and simple silhouettes to showcase and emphasise her unique textured surfaces.

Inspiration

Inspired by the intricate textures in nature, bold geometrics and the leather itself she delights in the observer questioning the curious; methods that are not immediately obvious draw the viewer in and her intriguing textures defy you not to touch.

Materials and process

Charlotte's distinctive techniques were developed at Central St Martins and refined over decades - created by designing and crafting individual embossing plates, painstakingly applying intricate patterns and meticulously hand cutting into each skin; impressing her designs into the leather’s memory. Once complete, the construction process on her industrial leather sewing machine begins - handcrafting these textures into leather purses, pouches and accessories.