Introducing Antonina Kocan: craftswoman and leathersmith

Ever wonder about all the dedication, skill, craftswomen-ship and love that goes into making a finely crafted, leather handbag? Meet Antonina Kocan, an up-and-coming designer and leathersmith at Freddy Hill Designs in Lakewood. She makes some of Cleveland’s most wearable, fashion pieces!

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Carli Cichocki

Carli Cichocki is curious about a lot of things, so she went back to school to get her Master’s degree in Photography at Syracuse University. Now that she’s back home in Northeast Ohio, she writes, makes short-films and photographs to celebrate strong women in Cleveland, connect us as people and inspire positive social change.

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