SARA BARNER - Born and raised in New Jersey, Sara Barner briefly studied architecture before moving to New York City to study jewelry and metalsmithing.. During her last year of school Barner went to work for a leather shop in the east village where she spent four years learning the craft. In 2007 Barner moved to Portland, OR where she established the Sara Barner collection, studio and label. To make these classic and essential designs in both leather and metal, Barner finds inspiration from traditional forms, but her work always pushes forward into fresh, unknown territory, "I don't have a set plan for where I want the work to go. I just hope to always be inspired by what's around me and to stay true to my own vision."