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ACA Smith Leathercraft has ceased trading as of July 2023.

Arnold Smith decided to call it a day after 48 years of trading at the age of 87.

His Leathercraft business sold unique handmade decorative leather craft goods – and was established in 1974.

He produced some of the best quality decorative Leathercraft goods in the UK.

All items were individually handmade and decorated by himself, many from his own designs.

Arnold still teaches evening classes in Bristol UK.

If you are interested in joining his class, please see details here

Arnold is happy to give Leatherwork advice via email:

years of trading

Arnold Smith

To view a wide range of his work, have a look at the products section

Commissions are no longer taken.

For more information and to watch a video interview regarding Arnold and his work please read his profile here.

His studio at the Cleveland Craft Centre has now been taken over by a younger leathercraft artist who Arnold helped train


For information on his studio location in the UK click here.

Member of The Wildlife Art Society International

A Member of the International Internet Leathercrafters Guild