This pair of unique leather handmade coasters are miniature works of art. I spent time sketching items around my kitchen then developed my drawings into a screen, coasters and placemats, all of which have been exhibited in prestigious exhibitions.
Each mat is individually carefully pressed with the image from a master that I cut from metal. The edges are hand polished and finished with a tooled edge.
There is a choice of black or brown coasters and they are made of vegetable tanned hide making them strong, yet slightly flexible. The surface of the brown coasters have a matt sheen, full grain finish. The surface of the black coasters are polished top grain.
The hides are supplied locally from one of the few tanneries still working in a traditional way in Britain. The tannery specialise in bridle type leathers, and my placemat leather is normally tanned for floor tiles and is very tough.
There are slight variations in the colours and surface of the placemats because they are made from full and top grain hides, and that is what makes each piece so unique and special.
Size: 12 x 10.5cms (4.7 x 4.15 inches), and 3.5 - 4mm thick
The price is for a pair of individually handmade coasters.