Marie Meyer-Barton

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The Night Heron Gallery welcomes Marie Meyer-Barton and her “Leather Treasures.” Marie designs and hand crafts unique leather goods in her home workshop on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard.

She uses buttery soft, locally sourced deerskin and other fine leather to create baby moccasins, pouches, purses, backpacks, wallets and leather jewelry. Some of her most popular items are adorned with island made wampum buttons and beads.

Marie’s Nana, from the Island of Sicily, introduced her to the crafts of sewing and handwork when she was a child. Little did she know that she would be living on another island using the talents her Nana loving shared many years ago.

While earning her Bachelor of Arts degree, Marie taught herself the hand craft of leather work and then settled into her career as a leather smith in 1975.

Marie has been a proud member of the prestigious “Vineyard Artisan’s Festivals” since its inception.