handmade leather bags

About me


Leather artist


1979-1984 Graduated from Estonian State Art Institute Department of Leather Art.

Member of  Estonian Artists Association , Estonian Leatherwork Artists’ Union,

Member of  Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars ONOMA, Finland.

Participated in a number of art exhibitions with leather pictures-objects since 1985

About me

My basic work since 1992 is to design and make leather accessories, mostly bags.

I spent 12 years in Tallinn leather factory as bag designer and prototypes maker.

Since  1993 I also made leather bags in my own atelier and sold them in galleries of applied art.

In my works I try to find harmony in factures, tones, lines and styles.

Some of them can be similar, but never the same. I use cow, sheep, goat  leather and if the composition needs,

I dye material for details myself.

I  work  now  in Finland , in the  fantastic Fiskars village and my atelier is in a former office room in an old factory.

In my gallery here  is a small selection of my work done. Since  2007  in my  bags is a serial number.

If you want to oder a personalised handbag please contact  me and describe your wishes. VOIT KIRJOITTAA SUOMEKSI.

You can find my products  in my workshop in Fiskars, Peltorivi 9B, 2.floor, near the Fiskars museum and in Onoma-shop in Fiskars.

Not in Tallinn Katariina Nahakoda as many years ago.

My leatherworks news are :

Leanika webshop

My blog site

My Instagram site