Custom Leatherwork by Jim Green

Jim Green
Custom Leatherwork 8198 SW Durham Rd.
Tigard, Oregon 97224
503-348-2794
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About Jim Green

Jim Green is a seasoned designer and craftsman with over 30 years experience.
He  studied at Art Center College of Design; graduated from California State University at Northridge and pursued his post-graduate studies at California State University at Long Beach.
 
During his educational years he won the Richard Duhr Memorial Award, Best of Show and the GAGA Award for Excellence.
In his subsequent creative years he has participated in numerous juried & invitational craft shows in the Northwest.
 
His work was represented at the Laurence Gallery, the Maveety Gallery, The Real Mother Goose gallery, Made in Oregon Store and others.
 
He opened his first leather shop, while still an under-graduate, in Calabasas, CA.
His present studio-workshop is in Tigard, Oregon, in one of Portland’s thriving neighborhoods.
 
A life long history student, Jim uses many of the old-time tools and methods of leatherworking. He is a man of resources: he makes his own patterns and models, hand waxes linen threads, mixes dye and hand dyes the leather, and even makes special tools for a job if what he needs is not readily available.

Jim in his shop