Al & Ann Stohlman Leather Museum

Al & Ann Stohlman Museum by Natalie Davis This weekend I took a road trip to Fort Worth to visit the Al & Ann Stohlman Leather Museum & Gallery. I say field trip, but this was more of a pilgrimage to see masterpieces by one of the greatest leather worker ever.

Al & Ann Stohlman Museum by Natalie Davis

The detail and depth in the carving was mesmerizing, especially in viewing the leather carved book covers (combining two of my favorite things). Stohlman's catalog of books is epic and I never realized that many of his interior illustrations were also carved, not just drawn.

Al & Ann Stohlman Museum by Natalie Davis

There's so much to cover and showcase from this visit, so I'll be breaking this trip into a few posts. Because of the nature of the work, all of the pieces were under plexiglass and rather dim lighting, which lead to less than stellar photos. Stay tuned!