Hunting Pouch by Jan Riser, Powder Measure by Art Riser with Antique Powder Horn from the Gary Ganas Collection
Down home bag and horn set. The bag is made from an old lindsey wool blanket and is lined with old linen. The strap is an old suspender strap. The horn is an original fresh from the barn. The spout is decorated and the butt is carved with a very decorative motif. The measure is a newly made copy of an original from Mississippi and is attached with a hand loomed strap.The bag is 9 inches deep x 7 inches wide. The horn measures 12 inches on the outside curve. The bag is entirely hand sewn.
When Robert Weil started collecting images for the Contemporary Makers book in 1973 the challenge to record contemporary gun work was daunting. Gathering material was difficult and time consuming. Few makers thought that there was any value in published documentation of their work. Electronic publishing has changed all that. Having a website or having one's work available to view on the internet is becoming a necessity. In spite of all the potential to finally have a true overview of what's being produced by the artists of today, a great deal of work still remains covered up and basically unknown. Our role is to make an effort to document some portion of what’s going on today. To comment on the established makers and to uncover the unknown. We welcome your comments and suggestions and look to you our readers to make us aware of the talented makers out there. Art and Jan Riser Robert Weil and The Makers