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Maker Spotlight

  • Jake Danklefs

    Jake Danklefs Founder, Creative Artist, Footwear Design/Manufacturing As a creative artist, Jake Danklefs (Dank and Co.) fulfills customers’ desires to create a custom product that reflects their personal taste (with the help of a few Red Bulls). From individuals to...

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  • The Watkins Family

    For Jennifer, Bill, and their daughter, Allison, leatherwork may have started as a hobby, but it soon grew into a family business. Tracing their leatherworking journey back to its beginnings in a Tandy class, the family has since sharpened their skills, now creating a variety of professional-grade wares for their shop.
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  • Annie Libertini

    As the owner of fine leatherworking studio Libertini Arts, Annie Libertini might be better known as the artist behind some of the more creative leather costumes appearing in major network television programs. From zombie masks to alien armor, Annie’s ability to captivate audiences with her leather costumes speaks not only to her talent, but to her creativity.
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  • Dustin Loftis

    Dustin Loftis successfully owns and operates The Dusty Hide Leather Co., a business known for its beautiful custom-made leather goods. Dustin not only bridges traditional leatherworking techniques with contemporary design, but passes on the fine art of leatherwork by offering classes and workshops.
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