Category: Skivings

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Celtic Saddles

I’ve had a few opportunities to do some Celtic work on saddles. Here is a saddle built for Marcia Bower who wanted some Celtic work along with some Shamrocks to represent some important milestones...

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The Cadillac was Purple…

“The chaps were purple, the Cadillac was purple, the sky was 1950’s blue….”. I kept thinking of these lyrics from the Ian Tyson song “Casey Tibbs” as I was working on this latest saddle...

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Back in the Shop

After of bit of a whirlwind in early 2015 things are starting to settle down again in the shop. I logged over 5500 miles in the truck already this year so it is time...

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Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

I’ll be exhibiting at the Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering in Ellensburg, WA, February 13-15, 2015. There is a new format for the Gear Show this year as we will not be at...

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TCAA Emerging Artist Gallery

Here are some photos of some of the other entries in this year’s TCAA Emerging Artists Exhibit. Congratulations to everyone on some fine work. DA Kabatoff: British Columbia Tad Knowles: Kiowa, CO Josh Chase:...

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TCAA Emerging Artists Entry

I was fortunate to be selected to exhibit a saddle in this year’s Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Emerging Artists show in Mesa, Arizona. The three day show was held in conjunction with the annual...

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2015 if off to a Running Start

I don’t usually travel much anymore since moving out of my former life’s work but January as been an exception. With all the work in the shop over the past year there hasn’t been...

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Some recent projects

I have really been blessed with some great customers over the past year. It is not only fulfilling as well as challenging to work on the saddle projects I am asked to do but...

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2014 Idaho Saddlemaker’s Summit

On September 5-6 we held our inaugural Idaho Saddlemaker’s Summit in Salmon, Idaho. The concept was to get together saddlemakers from the state into one location for the opportunity to get to know each...