Who we are and what we do
GDH Leather Courses is Pembrokeshire’s original, professional leatherwork course provider since 2010.
We offer traditional leatherwork courses run by Gaynor Davies-Howell of GDH Leatherwork Ltd. We have been running one-to-one and group courses since 2010. Our popular Leather Bag Making Course has been featured in ‘The Guardian’s Do Something’ supplement, on The Lady Magazine website and in many popular national and local magazines. For your added reassurance, we also have plenty of very happy students who have left glowing reviews at the bottom of each course page.
We are located at the foot of the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and offer one, two, three, four or seven day professional leatherwork courses which are equally suitable for both men and women. Our courses are run from the picturesque old village chapel in the heart of the welsh countryside. We have generous workspaces, friendly, knowledgeable staff, good company and great reviews; why not come and join us for a day or two spent learning the skill of traditional leatherwork?
We run a variety of leather courses ranging from a beginners one day Introduction to Leatherwork, to a seven day Intensive Leatherwork week. You can spend a weekend making a beautiful hand stitched leather bag, or choose a two or three day course making luxurious leather desk or keepsake boxes. Perhaps you’d like to try something artistic such as leather sculpture on our one day leather Mask Making course, or come along to our hands-on Leatherwork Weekend Taster course to experiment with leather workers’ tools and techniques.
If you’re thinking of coming along on your own, don’t be concerned as we’re an all girl team and you can be assured of a warm welcome. And with a minimum of two tutors on every course, you can also be assured of plenty of support and encouragement during the course.
If you like the idea of spending a creative weekend with a small group of friends, then just get in touch as we can offer one, or two day group bookings either during the week, or at weekends.
Many of our leather courses are suitable for complete beginners and we’re happy to advise if you’re not sure. Just drop us an email and we’ll get straight back to you. Please note that some course titles are not running during 2022 and student numbers are restricted to 2 per course, with the Intensive Leatherwork Course being the only exception.
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