Shaun Adamson, of Adamson and Son, is back with his rad leather goods! He first joined us in December of 2017 and just like his impeccable work, he was a perfect fit! Shaun had this to say of his products: "I make handmade leather goods with the best materials I can find. I strive for simple functionality and to showcase the materials that I use. " Catch him at the Bison from December 7-9, keep up with Shaun's work on Instagram (@adamsonandson), and read on to learn what inspires Shaun!
Royal Bison: What draws you to making or designing things?
Adamson and Son: It really comes out of a need for a piece or something to have a specific function. I started making leather goods when I wanted a knife roll and carried with a belt and wallet for myself. I really like to think about how I can make things to meet people’s needs. Leather is such a cool product and I love all the different things that you can do with it.
RB: What’s new for your line or business this season?
AS: I’m always on the hunt for new and unique leathers and I have so many ideas that I just haven’t taken the time to carry out the whole prototyping process.
RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
AS: I often wonder this myself, but I think it’s just the simplicity and the character of the materials that I use.
RB: How do you feel about being a part of the Edmonton creative community?
AS: Oh man! We have so many good markets here and so many people who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise.
RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
AS: I recently picked up a couple prints (actually it was a trade for a belt… how great is that?!?) from Stephanie Simpson to put in my son’s room that are beautiful. My wife and I also love our Kalika Bowlby mugs and Prospero Pottery bowl that we got at Bison. And I’ve enjoyed getting to know Like Grandpa Grooming Products at the markets and using his grooming products.
RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
AS: Growing up, my family used to spread out all the wrapping paper and take a photo of us all lying in it. It hasn’t happened in a while; maybe this is the year to bring it back!