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Deana Attebery lives in western Idaho, USA with her family. Much of her adult life has been dedicated to raising and home schooling two sons. Growing up in Idaho on a ranch inspired a love for horses and leather gear. Her work reflects that affection.

Since early childhood she has drawn with various media, including pencil, ink, chalk, oil and acrylic paints. The gift of some rudimentary leather tools at age 12 began her fascination with leather work.

Tooling leather was largely set aside for some years with the boys taking most of her time, but uses were found for drawing skills occasionally. As the children became older she worked part-time for a leather holster maker. She was then privileged to receive a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship (TRApp) Grant with the Idaho Commission on the Arts studying for 2 weeks with a master saddle maker to improve her leather carving skills.

Self-motivated, she started her own business and seeks to always improve her skills. Taking every opportunity in this area has led to another TRApp grant with rawhide braider Steve Derricott and classes with the late leather embossing master Robb Barr. Most recently, a unique opportunity presented itself to work 4 days on advanced rawhide braiding  techniques with Traditional Cowboy Arts Association members and top rawhide braiders Armando Deferrari and Pablo Lozano from Argentina.  Armando and Pablo's work can be viewed at www.tcowboyarts.com.

Deana’s work has been published and she has taught many beginner classes at secondary schools as a “teaching artist” with the Idaho Commission on the Arts and at local community colleges. She often has students learning rawhide and leather braiding, and/or leather tooling.

Thanks for visiting. Happy Trails until you visit again!

Deana Attebery
5502 W Idaho Blvd
Emmett, ID 83617


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