Jamie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, with a BA with a focus on painting. Working in leather allows her to translate her training in 2-dimensional art into 3-dimensional leather art. Being a fabric artist has different freedoms than painting, it’s an addictive process in a very unforgiving medium. She sees designs in leather, as she sees ideas on a blank canvas. The organic edges and qualities of full grain hides inspire her designs which are dynamic and always evolving. Crisscrossing ideas of colors and designs make up the foundation of Luna Jaze. http://www.lunajaze.com
I strive for simple clean lines in leather, incorporating subtle details to make my work intimate and personal. Innovative designs, bold colors, concept, form and function are my primary considerations. I hand-cut the leather and dye my own colors. Exotic leathers are not part of my work. I am a one-person company, who lives in the “middle of nowhere” in upstate New York.
Each one-of-a-kind Randall Herold bag is individually designed, crafted, and produced solely by the artist, using the highest quality Italian leathers, unique precious and semi-precious findings, and details for accent. With as many as 150 hand-cut pieces and components that require multiple forming and stitching processes including French binding, every cut and stitch is faithful to balance – whether symmetrical or asymmetrical – and Old-World craftsmanship.
I have been a member of The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh for 20 years and doing leather work for at least a decade before that. My vision is to make each object unique, beautiful, useful and well made.