Jamie Murphy

Luna Jaze handmade leather bags by Jamie Murphy

With a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, I thought I had found my niche in painting, until I touched leather. Working in leather allows me to translate my training in two-dimensional art into three-dimensional leather art. Being a fabric artist has different freedoms than painting; it’s an addictive process in a very unforgiving medium. I see designs in my leather, as I see ideas on a blank canvas. Crisscrossing ideas of colors and designs make up the foundation of my business. The organic edges and qualities of full grain hides inspire me; my designs are dynamic and always evolving. All bags are designed and made by me, under the name of Luna Jaze. Art isn't a choice it’s a gift, of which I am very grateful to own.

murphypgh@aol.com          Website: www.lunajaze.etsy.com