About Bryer Leather
A genuine American artist.
A native of San Diego and accustomed to being surrounded by nature and beauty, Thomas Brierton is an artistic creator to the core. He has always enjoyed taking raw materials and creating beautiful, functional pieces to delight those around him. It started at the age of 12 when he crafted a wooden cooking spoon for his mother. He later won First Place in fine woodworking at the San Diego Fair when he entered a guitar he made from scratch.
During college he started a small company building skateboards. It was during that time a friend suggested he try his hand at leather crafting. After a little research, he got his hands on a piece of leather and created his first wallet. From then on, he knew he would be a leather crafter for life. Thomas says, “I knew this was what I had to do; the satisfaction I get when I see something go from a piece of raw material into an impeccable piece with practicality never ceases to amaze me.”
He started making leather wallets as a source of extra money while working on his Master’s Degree in Norway. The little side business became so popular, he revised his plans and returned to San Diego to start Bryer Leather in February 2014.
Thomas could never settle for a 9-5 job, he is a creator. His mission is to “strive for perfection in my handmade design, while continuing to strive for the highest standards to create the best possible product for my customers.”
All leather used by Bryer Leather is sourced from the Horween Company in Chicago. All products are handcrafted in San Diego. The company motto is, “Simplicity in Design. Prime Materials. Impeccable Craftsmanship.”