Yusuf’s passion for making started whilst reading law at The London School of Economics and he continued to explore his creative side whilst training to be a solicitor. An avid workshop taker, he tried the gamut of crafts and discovered a passion for natural materials and a flair for working with his hands.
A chance weekend course in Tetbury introduced Yusuf to the world of traditional British leather craftsmanship and led to Yusuf travelling the world to learn from the best.
An all consuming hobby turned into a career in when Yusuf moved into his own studio at Cockpit Arts Deptford to pursue leather-working full-time. His work has been exhibited at the Walsall Leather Museum, he has taught leather-working to actor John Malkovich and magician Drummond Money-Coutts and he has worked with brands such as eBay and Jo Malone
Yusuf crafts the finest hand stitched leather accessories in the UK.
Cockpit Arts Awards
01/01/2021 -Leathersellers' Award