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After 3 years, we are back in our San Antonio Texas home. It feels good to be in the house we own. 

It was an interesting 3 years. Two of them in San Jose Ca running a retail store, traveling the country vending and trying to keep up with production. California was actually fun after I got over the culture shock. It took 4 months of hating the place, but I am glad I stuck it out. 

So now I can get back to working on my business and doing what I love to do. I have quite a few projects to get back too and new ones to start.
One of the projects is the fantasy armor I have wanted to start making. I have several different themes I want to pursue so it should be a lot of fun.
I also intend on making more hard shell bags of various designs and expanding the formed leather process. 

I will be working out of the garage for a year or two until I find a shop to move into. Lots of work to do in order to make a garage a effective working space. Need more outlets, have to build a wall, install an A/C unit, install lights, build a air brush cabinet, set up the compressor with hoses, build a dust collector, build an air filtration unit, and the list goes on. 
Its going to be a very busy end of the year for me.
  • Listening to: My better Angles
  • Reading: Lots of things that interest me
  • Watching: Life unfold
  • Playing: Stay alive
  • Eating: The best foods I can
  • Drinking: Some things I should not
Black skull bag with leather straps by GriffinLeather
Black skull bag with leather straps
As an alternative to the chain straps, I started making leather straps. It is more comfortable, but the chain is a little more hard core.
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Brass cold cast android face by GriffinLeather
Brass cold cast android face
Brass cold cast android face. This is an older project that I am in the process of finishing up. Concept is a steampunk android theme. It will be mated to an art leather hood. 
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GriffinLeather
Brian Griffin
United States
I have been a professional artist for about 10 years. I work with leather, metal, resin castings and quite a few other materials.

Most of my work is for sale, and quite a few are what I call "production works". They can be reproduced for sale. I also make custom props for film and theater.

If you have a need for my work, please contact me at BGandAssoc@yahoo.com

or my etsy store at

www.etsy.com/shop/GriffinLeath…

Current Residence: San Antonio
Favourite genre of music: Vast, But I hate rap.
Favourite photographer: Thomas Weir
Favourite style of art: What is good.
Skin of choice: Cow
Favourite cartoon character: Ren and Stimpy
Personal Quote: If you have done it once, you can do it a thousand times.
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After 3 years, we are back in our San Antonio Texas home. It feels good to be in the house we own. 

It was an interesting 3 years. Two of them in San Jose Ca running a retail store, traveling the country vending and trying to keep up with production. California was actually fun after I got over the culture shock. It took 4 months of hating the place, but I am glad I stuck it out. 

So now I can get back to working on my business and doing what I love to do. I have quite a few projects to get back too and new ones to start.
One of the projects is the fantasy armor I have wanted to start making. I have several different themes I want to pursue so it should be a lot of fun.
I also intend on making more hard shell bags of various designs and expanding the formed leather process. 

I will be working out of the garage for a year or two until I find a shop to move into. Lots of work to do in order to make a garage a effective working space. Need more outlets, have to build a wall, install an A/C unit, install lights, build a air brush cabinet, set up the compressor with hoses, build a dust collector, build an air filtration unit, and the list goes on. 
Its going to be a very busy end of the year for me.
  • Listening to: My better Angles
  • Reading: Lots of things that interest me
  • Watching: Life unfold
  • Playing: Stay alive
  • Eating: The best foods I can
  • Drinking: Some things I should not

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Rushfordleathercraft Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely amazing work!! How in the world do you get the leather so for fit to your molds!! i could stand to take a lesson from you for sure !
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you. Very kind of you to say so.
It took me several months to develop my technic for forming leather. I had to throw out the old tried and true methods and start anew. 
And I consider it a work in progress.
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Rushfordleathercraft Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome. I've only been playing with leather since last november, and since then, i've even realising i'm an artsy kinda guy, who knew? lol. If your ever in vancouver, or decide to host an online lesson, sign me up!
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Thats cool. Keep at it. Especially if you enjoy it. 
I also own half of a company that has 2 retail stores, and that takes up a great deal of my time. So in short I have no plans to teach anytime soon. 
But I may do some on line vids and will post it in my journal.
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purplenothing Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You! :)
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