Artist Statement: The stunning Montana landscape combined with the smell and feel of luxuriously tanned skins compel me to shape, carve, stretch, mold, stitch and paint on leather.  Found feathers and leaves inspire the one of a kind jewelry and home accents I create. Leather carving as taught by traditional saddle makers is the foundation of my work.  Upon that foundation, I search for new ways to interpret my western woman’s perspective using unconventional techniques and materials to produce one of a kind accessories.  The addition of iridescent colors and the marriage of leather to sterling silver, gold and gemstones is my hallmark.  

Welcome to Montana Leather Designs!  I hope you enjoy your online visit.  Even better than visiting online is visiting in person.  My studio is open by appointment.  I have enjoyed meeting many of you at Art Shows around the country and look forward to seeing you next time I am in your area.  My events page lists my tentative scheduled events for 2023. 

Everything is made in my studio in beautiful western Montana.  Please contact me with questions or ideas you have. Custom orders are welcome.  Thank you for visiting my website.

Olive Parker



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