My leather work and designs have been in many places, from Ralph Lauren runway models to the Marlboro man.
I have had my work in museums, books, advertising and movies. Current clients have included, Sundance, Eddie Bauer, and Filson.
My current work is in the form of sculpture, using leather. Crows and Ravens are depicted in unique environments, using thirty five years of special leather techniques and found objects. Humor is a large component.
These new works were in a private show in the Starbucks world headquarters last year and were recently accepted by the Northwest Designers and Craftsmen this year.
I am thoroughly enjoying this new direction and it shows in my work.
Bill Cleaver’s studio, Wm. Henri, is #16 on the 2023 VIVA Spring Art Studio Tour, May 6-7 & 13-14, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am – 5 pm. For more information on the free, self-guided tour and an interactive map, click here.