SoCo Local Showcase
Thursday, May 16, Noon – 7pm
Made by hand, in Austin, for you.
Austin is one of those cities that really prides itself on the homegrown philosophy. In a city full of creative talent, it is our privilege to be able to support these artists and carry their unique vision in By George. At South Congress, we are pleased to present Cambria Harkey and Margot Wolf, two extremely skilled ladies that embody the talent of artists here in Austin.
When I first felt one of Cambria’s deerskin bags, I was blown away by not only how buttery soft the leather was, but by the amount of work that went into this one crossbody. Knowing Cambria, it is easy to understand why she is so painstakingly detailed in her work. Her inspiration really arose from her own needs as a photographer. Her freelance work dictated a need for the perfect bag to carry, to cram things in, and to use. She filled this void by creating bags that reflected her love of quality and things that last. While she has been making her own bags since the early 90s, we are proud to say she launched professionally with By George about a year and a half ago!
Each of her bags and accessories are made from deerskin, bison, or cowhide leather sourced both locally and nationally. Every piece is hand hammered and hand sewn to last a lifetime. She envisions her pieces becoming a part of the owner over time. She admits that function and quality were the foundation for her pieces, and now fashion is the fun part!
See more from Cambria at www.cambriahandmade.com.
I was captivated with the sense of whimsy and depth of Margot’s jewelry from the very first necklace I saw on a fellow staff member. The necklace had a pod hanging from it that was cast in sterling silver. I had never seen something so delicate be presented in metal, yet still maintain its fragility.
Inspired by nature and geometry, Margot Wolf’s jewelry evokes a truly unique aesthetic and sense of beauty. She uses the ancient art of metalworking to create jewelry in sterling silver, bronze, and elements of 14k gold. Many of her pieces are actually found organic elements that have been cast in metal to preserve their beauty. She strives to create versatile pieces that transcend generations, both in design and quality of craftsmanship. Her work is ever-evolving – we are lucky enough to have a sneak peek into some of her new pieces during the trunkshow!
You can read more about Margot Wolf jewelry and see the line at www.margotwolf.com.
We look forward to seeing you this Thursday, May 16th. Talk with the artists, have a drink, and bring home a unique piece of Austin that you will cherish forever.