ANN RINGNESS (map #12-13)

St. Cloud, MN

As a leather artisan since 1974, a natural rhythm has developed in my work. Each hide is examined thoroughly before hand cutting. As I lay out my designs I choose which part of the hide works best to enhance the piece/part I am working on. Each seam is guided carefully on an industrial sewing machine to insure quality and longevity.

Nicole Aufderhar (map #115)

St. Paul, MN

My work is inspired by a life spent in beautiful rural Minnesota and driven by my passion for the slow craft movement. It’s my goal to create objects that have the look and feel of a rustic adventure and are also durable enough to be taken on one. I want people to hold one of my creations and be taken back to their favorite place or be inspired to go out and find a new one. My work is carefully created and meant to be loved and to last a lifetime much like the places that inspire it.