Susanne Williams explores texture in leather, turning her tactile experiments into sculptural handbags of her own design. In each original piece, she manipulates the leather by hand, to create rich surface textures, without use of mechanical presses, molds, or water. She uses a saddle/tack sewing machine to stitch the bags, finishing them with her signature meandering top-stitching detail. The interiors of the bags are bonded with leather on the side panels and lined in vintage necktie fabric or upholstery remnants. Finally, she signs each piece with a wood-burning tool.