Photo Credit: Viara Mileva Photography
Willa Murray is a maker and designer working primarily with leather, near Perth, Ontario. She has eight years experience managing, making, and designing with reclaimed materials in Toronto as co-owner of Mariclaro, a sustainable bag making company. In 2014 she started to learn the art of making shoes at the Chicago School of Shoemaking, and is now full time making sandals and desert boots, doing custom leatherwork, and teaching classes. A graduate of Heritage Carpentry at Algonquin College in 2009, she has recently been reunited with a love of woodworking and is dovetailing her favourite mediums together. Willa loves sharing knowledge and passion for making things with her hands. Her work reflects appreciation of the process and a desire for high quality, beautiful and functional pieces that can be used every day.