Grady Douglass has been a leather craftsman since he started carving and building with leather in the summer of 2009 while studying at Texas A&M University. His passion for leather and this time-honored craft stemmed from his desire to create unique, personal pieces for himself and friends, which has grown into a full-time business boasting clients from all 50 states and numerous countries abroad. Grady is a fifth generation rancher in the western Texas Hill Country with deep roots in Cowboy Culture. From carving and stamping intricate western belts, briefcases, and portfolios to building purses, duffel bags, and gun cases with little to no western embellishment, Grady has been able to capture audiences from Texas cowboys to New York business executives. Grady’s impeccable craftsmanship was brought to national spotlight when television’s INSP Network featured him in a special episode of “Handcrafted America” a show focused on honoring craftsmen committed to keeping traditional crafts and trades alive. Grady builds all his products one at a time from his shop located on his family ranch outside of Rocksprings, Texas and has a reputation for building and creating heirloom quality items meant to serve the current generation and those to come.

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!