Circle Craft Co-operative is pleased to present leatherwork by Circle Craft member Lincoln Heller in their gallery located in the Net Loft on Granville Island, August 3 – September 4, 2012.
To pay for art school, Lincoln Heller worked in an Alaskan logging camp where he began working with leather by making tool pouches from discarded boots. Upon returning to Vancouver, he began building custom bags for men based on one of his own creations.
Now, Lincoln has developed fiveleft leather into a full line of accessories for men and women. fiveleft leather goods marry sleek modernism with rugged saddlery tradition. Heller brings these contrary aesthetics together by hammering found objects into leather and dying it to produce fiveleft’s stunning colour pallet.
Heller says, “fiveleft was born from a desire to create items where construction, materials, and aesthetics follow these principles: Consideration of environmental impact; Exploration of traditional or archaic techniques and materials; and, Innovative style.
“I use only vegetable tanned leather, thread, and functional hardware that stand the test of time. The result is a durable product made with less waste.”
Lincoln Heller has been a member of Circle Craft Cooperative since 2011. For more information about Lincoln Heller/fiveleft: www.fiveleft.ca
Circle Craft Shop & Gallery | Daily 10 am – 7 pm
1 - 1666 Johnston St., Net Loft Granville Island
tel  669 8021 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Admission: FREE
For information about other upcoming gallery exhibitions,visit: www.circlecraft.net