If you’ve been a part of the MCA Denver fam for a while, chances are you’ve encountered Animal Handmade in the MCA Denver Shop, a maker we’ve had since 2017. The cult favorite leather bags, wallets, clutches, and accessories consider exceptional craftsmanship and imaginative, fanciful design that have utility and also serve as personal adornment. The designs tell a story, and inevitably when you purchase a wallet or bag, you carry that story with you, too.
We recently had a conversation over email with Ava of Animal Handmade. As admirers of the goods for years now, it was no surprise that our conversation with Ava was just as captivating as the work she creates.