Handmade in Manahawkin, NJ, from sturdy, premium quality, vegetable tanned, 4-5 oz. leather.

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Leather sketchbook, refillable sketchbook, leather sketchbooks, leather pencil roll, custom sketchbook, art journal, sketchbook cover, leather apron, Refillable sketchbooks

Leather sketchbook, refillable sketchbook, leather sketchbooks, leather pencil roll, custom sketchbook, art journal, sketchbook cover, leather apron, Refillable sketchbooks

Zenfish Leather

 

     
      I am a painter and Art teacher in New Jersey and about fifteen years ago I came up with an idea to use old pieces of leather to make journals and sketchbooks for my friends as Christmas gifts. Everyone seemed to like them and a few suggested that I teach my students how to make leather books. I make them with my students almost every year now and in February 2012, I decided to turn my simple gift making idea into a creative outlet by starting ZenfishLeather.com and opening the Zenfish Leather shops on Etsy and Amazon. To date, the Zenfish Leather sites have made more than 3,000 books for professional and aspiring artists.
     My process has evolved over the years, but I only make books that I would use myself and that have the look and feel of fifty-year-old treasures. The leather is distressed and stained with a mixture of colors to create unique finishes that aren't typical of art store sketchbooks. My goal is to produce books that inspire artists to create. Enjoy!  
 
 
Lynn Fisher

Zenfish Leather Design, LLC