About Me

I am an artist whose work has an intensely historical, even biographical concept to it. I see the objects that I paint through the eyes of a 18th century artist and craftsman. My goal as an artist is to create every item with an historical past with an aged look and feel to it. I made a pouch for the Leonardo DeCaprio movie, The Revenant" as well as the pouch for Billie Bob Thornton (Davey Crockett) for the movie The Alamo, and also provided other props for this movie. Early American Life magazine thrice named me one of the top craftsmen in America for both my paintings and my leatherwork.. My pouches were rated for their quality workmanship, fidelity to period design and construction techniques by judges expert in museum-quality antiques and fine, high-end reproductions. My work has also been featured in videos, tv documentaries and numerous times in magazines and on their covers. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

St. Michael Pouch

This pouch features St. Michael slaying the Dragon 
on the pouch flap. the design has been "Poker etched"
 burnt in the leather with a hot iron.
Nice size pouch. Flap and pouch body has short fringe as a welt.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bill Ruggie Pouch

Bill Ruggie sent me the wonderful horn
shown in the above photo and asked me
to make him a pouch that would go with it.

This is the finished pouch.
The scroll & leaf work on the pouch
matches the scrolls and leaf designs on the horn.
The pouch has a deer hair flap.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Curtain Lace Pouch with Leather Flap

Note that the strap has also been made from lace curtain material.
This pouch is made from an old lace curtain
that has been lined with linen fabric for strength. 
It also has a leather flap that has been "Poker etched" to show
an image of the King of England.

Old pouch Friday: Heart Shaped Pouch

Friday, October 21, 2011

Old Pouch Friday: Classic 64 square in pouch

This Rev War pouch is sized based on the classic 64 square inch pattern.
Colonial pouches were usually made no more than 8 inches by 8 inches.
(64 square inches).
It has a red wool binding on the flap which is held closed by a button.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I have been named one of the top traditional craftsmen in America


Ken Scott selected as one of the top
200 traditional craftsmen in America 
by Early American Life Magazine.

Judges expert in museum-quality antiques
and fine, high-end reproductions recognize 
Scott’s art and craft to be some of the finest available.

Scott’s work was named in two categories,
Leather and Painted, Framed art.

The Directory of Traditional American Crafts is an honor bestowed on a handful of artisans who work in traditional media, styles, and crafts. This is the second time that he has been named one of the Top 200 Traditional Craftsmen in America by the magazine. The directory is also a buying guide, presenting a selection of the best historically informed handwork in America. His work can be seen in the August, 2011, issue.

An artist who has been selected for the Directory has had his or her work thoroughly evaluated by a panel of experts. Scott’s craft was selected from among hundreds of entries nationwide. His leather hunting pouches and American frontier fraktur paintings were rated for their quality workmanship, fidelity to period design and construction techniques by judges expert in museum-quality antiques and fine, high-end reproductions. Because Directory artists so accurately replicate the styles and techniques of historic work, they might be mistaken for antiques. To assure this high-quality work is appreciated for the true quality of its modern craftsmanship, the Directory requires all work to be hallmarked.

Scott’s work is well recognized and is owned by collectors and historical reenactors around the world. He made the shooting bag for Billie Bob Thornton (Davey Crockett) for the movie, The Alamo, as well as provided some other props that were used in the movie. Scott’s work has also been featured in videos, tv documentaries and numerous times in magazines and on their covers—Muzzle Blasts, Muzzleloader, as well as in the Dixie Gunworks Black Powder Annual and The Book of Buckskinning. 

Scott’s work can be seen on his website as well as his blogs.
Website: www.kenscottpouches.com
Blog: www.kenscottpouches.blogspot.com
Blog: www.americanfrontierart.blogspot.com

Also search: 
Google/Images for Ken Scott Pouches
Google/Images for Ken Scott Fraktur

Scott can be reached by email at: kenscottart@att.net

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Old Pouch Friday: Heart Shaped Pouch

Here is a nice representation of a Heart Shaped Pouch made from calfskin. It is accompanied by an original horn. You can see good wear and repairs on the edge of the curved flap and along the stitching near the button closure. Note how the priming horn is hung from a leather thong. I hang most of the priming horns that I attach to a pouch in this manner. Pouch also features small game straps.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Old Pouch Friday: Deerskin Pouch with Leather Oak Leaf Appliqoe

Hershel House

Hershel wearing a Ken Scott pouch
at one of the past Arms Maker's Workshops at Conner Prairie.

Again, this year, as for many years in the past, I will be teaching at the ARTS & ARMS MAKING WORKSHOP at Conner Prairie.

This is a great opportunity to learn how I make a hunting pouch. By the end of this 2 1/2 day class, you should be able to walk out with a finished Hunting Pouch using my instruction. During the class, My teaching will include pattern development, applying the pattern to the leather, cutting the leather, sewing AND... How I antique a pouch and make it look old.

22nd Annual Arts & Arms Making Workshop 

October 8-14, 2011

OTHER FANTASTIC CLASSES (5 Day, 2 1/2 Day and Weekend)
The class size is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Call Conner Prairie at 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836 or email info@connerprairie.org 
for more information about other demonstrations, classes and reservations.
Reserve your seat today!

Braintan Deer and Quill Work Pouch

Fowler Pouch


Friday, April 1, 2011

Linen Pouch with Beavertail Flap

The bag is made up of coarse linen, bark tan and vegetable tanned leather. The lower part of the flap is a beaver tail. The flap is fringed. The bag measures 7 inches wide by 12 inches deep. There is a small pouch for balls sewn inside the bag. An antique horn is attached to the bag straps. A carved measure is also attached to the straps. It is all hand sewn.

Old Pouch Friday: Ticking Pouch with Deerskin Flap

Friday, March 11, 2011

Old Pouch Friday: Bear Flap Pouch

Bear Flapped Pouch
In addition to the bear hair flap, this pouch features and original horn and a strap that is made out of an old blue and off white military belt with gold wire strands woven thru it. CIrca, 1820.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cloth Pouch

This pouch is made from an old grain bag. It is typical of the cloth pouches that would have been used in the southern part of the Untied States. It has a metal button closure and several worn spots on the face of the pouch.  There is a simple plain horn attached to the strap.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Old pouch Friday: Classic Pouch

This pouch has incised lines on the vegetable tanned flap. the body of the pouch is flesh side out, giving a contrasting feel and appearance to the flap. the fringed welt adds a nice touch to the edge of the pouch as well as to the apron  over the top of the pouch. Brass buckle adjustment on the strap. Circa 1820-1935

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Old Pouch Friday:Fur Trade pouch

This double pouch is typical of one that would have been used by a Rocky Mountain Trapper during the fur trade era. Circa 1815-1835. This pouch is made of deerskin, has short fringe as the bottom welt. Also features a leather cross applique attached with brass tacks. Front of pouch is patched with leather. A small bag ax is sheathed on the back.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Poker Etched Pouch

This pouch has a fraktur floral and heart design burnt into the flap. In Colonial America, this was often called "Poker Etching". A hot poker direct from the fire would be used to burn the design into wood or leather.