In 1974 while displaying his artwork at an arts and crafts show at Fort Lee, Virginia, William met a man by the name of Willie Hall, who introduced him to the world of leatherwork, thus was the beginning of Dear Valley Leather.
The name comes from his hometown of Chilhowie,VA, which was named after a word Native Americans used to refer to it meaning “The Valley of Many Deer.”
Appalachian Spirit Gallery, Marion VA
Holston Mountain Artisans, Abingdon VA
Mt Pleasant Heritage Museum