Artist Statement

Hi, my name is Terry McInerney and I make leather goods.

Leather is a marvelous medium-tough, hardworking and functional but with a softer side; just how I envision my leather work to be.

In making my leather goods, I hand cut, stitch and sometimes dye my leather. I use traditional leather working techniques but with a contemporary feel. I want to put a modern spin on the classic functional leather accessory.

,Working with my hands  brings me a sense of accomplishment that I want reflected in my leather work.  I am inspired by the traditional leather workers of bygone days. A well  used briefcase, a worn out pair of shoes, or a saddle molded to fit perfectly are all inspirations that tell a unique story.


Santa Cruz CA

831 239 5180
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