In this section, you can read our news and see my posts written for this website and other media sources. A mix of thoughts and worries about leathercraft, sustainability, running a small business and other everyday aspects of my professional life!
Dear all! I hope you are doing better than many others) So much time has passed, it seems more than usual. I even forgot it is May outside. Honestly, it is the first time in years I have somewhat lost my bearings. After I started doing leatherwork and design a few years ago, I knew exactly where I was going and what I planned to achieve. I understood how to source materials, where to learn […]
Hello, everyone! Slightly exhausted, we are slowly crawling out of the never-ending lockdown. It is a pity we were taught very little about mental health and wellbeing back in schools, universities. For me, manual creative work and craft is a very calming process. I apply this simple antistress technique every day. On a positive note, the present uncertain, unpredictable situation forces people to be more creative, brave, get involved in new […]
Hi, everyone. Time has flown by so fast I failed to notice it is July already. Life has got so strange and twisted in this year’s craziness and monotony that standing at the Dover castle walls last weekend, in rain and wind (on our first short family trip since March), I have realised I was not sure right away what time of the year it was. My life, in general, has begun […]
Hello, my name is Natasha Kerimova, and I am the designer and maker of Ten Cloudy luxury leather bags. I am excited to be a part of Artisanry Co community. Among other things, we share the same critical attitude towards cheap mass production and unhinged consumerism which encourage underpaid labour and result in environmental problems. I am a passionate advocate of sustainable slow fashion. My philosophy in this respect is simple: buy less, […]
Hello, everyone! I’ve finally moved back to my studio. Now I can work more effectively and quietly for at least few hours a day, as no one will be running to me every minute asking where the socks are, what is for breakfast and whether we are having a family water gun fight today?)). This month has been a busy one. Besides moving back (which is not only a relief but […]
Summer has flown by quickly, and the children are even going back to school. I really hope they will be gone for longer than a couple of hours a day, and not just for a few weeks. It is a whole separate topic for the blog, as sometimes I am full of new ideas and want to achieve a lot, but feel permanently torn between my work and having to deal with kids […]
Hello, everyone! This time I want to share some information which might be useful for other leather maker and designers. Last week as a part of London Craft Week program, I visited Deptford Cockpitarts Studios. It is a memorable place for me. First of all, this is where I attended my first bag making course and realised it is to become my new profession. Then at some point last year I was invited for an interview with […]