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About us...

Shrader Leather joins reclaimed horse tack, blankets, bits, spurs, decorative items and carefully chosen leather hides to create custom leatherwork and decorative accents.

Each one of a kind, finely crafted equine inspired item is handcrafted in the USA with a careful attention to detail.

All items are created by hand and variations in materials do occur. No two items will be exactly alike due to the individual nature and condition of animal hides.


The beginning...

After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from James Madison University, I began a 13 year journey to find my place in the art community. I started by managing an art gallery and then...taught art lessons, went back to school to study graphic design, did logo and print work, created museum exhibit design, fabricated museum exhibit components, created vinyl signs, created custom landscape design elements... I welded, sculpted, painted, molded, weeded, trimmed, and then asked myself, "What do you actually like?" I've always been drawn to metal and leather, it may have been destiny. I had one grandmother teach me to ride and the other teach me to sew. I am fortunate to share a beautiful farm in Central Virginia with my incredibly supportive husband and the usual zoo of animals that find their way to a farm. Now, more than ever, I find myself inspired, creatively fulfilled and lucky to be able to keep indulging and nurturing my gift.