Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Nick of Duvall Leatherwork

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Duvall Leatherwork has built an inspiring business out of handcrafted leather artisanship.  Based out of Wilkes-Barre PA, their passion for their craft got them nominated for Martha Stewart’s American Made Award in 2014. We are delighted to have their fine leather goods at Arts on the Square.

We see that your business offers finished leather products as well as prototyping and repairs.  Can you explain the variety of products and services you offer? 

We are a full artisan based manufacturing workshop capable of making all kinds of leather goods for our own retail sales as well as products for contract clients.  Prototyping is a very, very involved process of ideas, pattern making, materials sourcing, product development, cost sheets, and manufacturing instructions.  It takes a lot of energy to make an idea something you can hold in your hand.

We also can repair just about any kind of leather products with the exception of shoes, furniture, auto upholstery, garment alterations, and anything chewed up by a dog.  We do specialize in the repair of Louis Vuitton hand bags, and hand bags in general as well zipper repair.



What goes on in your shop on a typical day?

A typical day in the shop starts with cutting leather to fill orders, since most of our online order are "made to order" I personally cut all of the leather components need to fill the individual order.   Once the leather is cut, it’s assigned to an artisan employee to assemble.  While the artisans are assembling the items in each order, I move on to prototyping jobs, new product development, marketing endeavors, custom jobs, repairs, fixing machines, emails, money matters, etc.  Throughout the week we process and ship our products all over the globe.



What types of products will you be featuring at Arts on the Square.

We will have a very nice selection of leather belts, dog collars & leashes, canvas & leather tote bags, leather shoulder bags, wallets, card cases, passport cases, magnetic money clips, leather care products, bracelets, and our growler caddy!  Everything we sell is made in our Kingston workshop and has been for the past 10 years!



Have you done events like Arts on the Square before?  

Yes, we do approximately 15 - 20 arts & craft shows throughout the year.
  
Schedule of Upcoming Shows:
July 11-12 Corn Hill Arts Fest (Rochester, NY)
July 25th Arts on the Square (Scranton, PA)
August 8-9 Eagles Mere Fine Art Show (Eagles Mere, PA)
August 15-16 Lucketts Fair (Lucketts, VA)
August 22-23 C&O Canal Days (Williamsport, MD)
August 29 Shippensburg Corn Fest (Shippensburg, PA)
August 30 Yorkfest (York, PA)
September 12-13 Boonesboro Days (Boonesboro, MD)
September 19th Hummelstown Art Fest (Hummelstown, PA)
September 26th Harvest of the Arts (Carlisle, PA)
September 27th Fall Fest (Downingtown, PA)
October 4 Warwick Apple Fest (Warwick, NY)
October 8,9,10,11 Knoebels Covered Bridge Festival (Elysburg, PA) (Knoebels Amusement park)
October 17-18 Mountain State Apple Harvest Fest (Martinsburg, WV)
November 29th Scranton Cultural Center's Buy Local Show (Scranton, PA)
December 10,11,12 Christkindl Market (Mifflinburg, PA)

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