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August 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rockpile Museum
900 W Second St
Gillette, WY 82716
Matt Avery Maker's Mark
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Artist-In-Residence at the Rockpile: Matt Avery

Friday, August 21, 2020

Matt Avery will visit the Rockpile Museum, August 20-21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. as an artist-in-residence. During his two-day visit, he will demonstrate his leatherwork techniques while chatting with visitors. Artist biography: Matt was born in Sheridan Wyoming. Matt has always been around cattle and horses and his Dad taught him a lot about saddle tack and how to take care of it. His Father held onto every little piece of leather as it often came in handy for repairing saddle tack later. Mr. Avery encouraged Matt to take up 4-H leather craft in high school and his love for leather work went from there to where it is today, with Matt owning his own saddle shop. Matt said, “Dad would probably turn over in his grave if he saw how much scrap leather I throw away." Matt’s biggest call is for saddle tack; he also makes some belts, purses, earrings, etc. He has built around 50 saddles to date.