Did you know that there is an entire style of leather working named for Sheridan, Wyoming? It originated with leather working greats like Don King himself. This piece was made by local Chester Hape and son Wayne Hape
, who has more than once won Best of Show
award at the annual Sheridan Leather Show.
See a full feature on Wayne Hape, who is scheduled to teach a class at the
Sagebrush Community Art Center in May, this weekend.
*Feature photo: Handcrafted work done by Chester and Wayne Hape in the
classic Sheridan Style
Style is famous for its intricate flower pattern with vines and leaves
circling the flowers. / Pitchengine Communties photo*