Diane Louise Paul, a self-taught leather artisan, creates high quality, one-of-a-kind leather goods. She uses vintage and antique leather-making tools and techniques to make lasting and durable leather goods that are both functional and works of art. Paul’s skilled workmanship and use of heritage techniques have earned her a spot as one of Early American Life magazine’s Top Traditional American Craftsmen (pre-Civil War, museum quality craft) for 17 years in a row. Diane is featured in the 75th Anniversary documentary, “A League of Our Own.” She is committed to preserving history for future generations: “Our traditional arts are part of our shared national identity and heritage we can’t lose.
This craftsmen is one of many who provided wonderful on-demand content for the Virtual Fair! Visit artist studios and watch demonstrations any time.
Enjoy the chance to see these master craftsmen in action HERE.