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Designing and hand making with integrity. Striving to be true to the materials and constantly seeking to make sustainable, original, desirable work.

Sue has designed and individually handmade her work for over thirty years to the highest standard working from her studio in beautiful Bonchurch, Isle of Wight. She sources the very best quality vegetable tanned leathers from tanneries in Britain, Belgium and Italy ensuring the standard is kept consistently to her exacting standards. The quality of leather ensures that the pieces are made to sustainably give many years of wear.

'Every piece made is individually cut from a hide, then carefully honed and stitched before the final hand polish. I use full-grain cowhide, which possesses the genuine original grain of the animal giving the leather its unique and special quality.'

'The beauty of good quality vegetable tanned hide is that it gets nicer the more you use it. For example, the leather I source has a supple and enduring quality that polishes and patinates when it is handled.'

Sue Lowday in the Workshop in Bonchurch

Awards and Collections

Sue’s work has been purchased for numerous collections including the Walsall Leather Museum. For over ten years she has been an elected member of The Art Workers Guild. More recently she was selected to be a member of The Sussex Guild and for many years she has been selected for the Crafts Council Directory.

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All deliveries of Belts, purses and organisers to UK Mainland, Highland and Isles of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland will be sent by Royal Mail First Class post and packing delivered Free Of Charge.

Delivery Schedule

I will normally send your order to you within ten to fourteen working days. If the order is urgent, exceptions can be made with some items. Please contact me via the contact link. I always endeavour to send goods as quickly as possible and will keep you informed should any problems arise.

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Returns Address

Rock Villa, Bonchurch Village Road, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, PO38 1RG, GB

Terms and Conditions

What you can’t send back, (Online and Distance Selling Regulations).

Unfortunately, some items are non-cancelable and non-refundable:

Anything that’s made to your specific requirements that is usually customers personalised initials, and is (ie: outside of standard customisation options offered to all customers), or otherwise can't be resold due to a bespoke element.

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