|Artist - Lori Hammer|
Artist Lori Hammer gets some strange looks when she tells folks that the exotic looking leather used in her creations aren't exotic at all. The leather comes as a by-product from sustainable fisheries, using the skin of Tilapia, Carp, Salmon and Perch. The tanning process takes 30-45 days and renders a soft, but surprisingly strong product
Fish leather is an eco-friendly alternative to exotic leathers such as crocodile and snake that threaten endangered species. The leather has a unique look, yet you’ll find that the strength and smell of the material is comparable to commonly used land-based leathers. In strength, it compares to sheep skin and is just as soft.
Come by Amiro Art & Found to see more of Lori's unique creations.