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.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Most of you know that I do leatherwork as well as flat art. 
Here is one of my latest accomplishments
Learn how to make this pouch.

Recreating the 
Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch DVD
by Ken Scott

This American Pioneer Video 2-disc set demonstrates how to make a hunting pouch using my techniques, from picking the leather, applying the pattern, cutting and sewing up, to complicated procedures of construction. If you are a beginner, it shows you how to go about it. If you are an experienced pouch maker, you are sure to pick up some new tips. You can order yours today from me.

The two-disc DVD set is priced at $29.95 plus $8 shipping,

I also have created a couple of items that you might want to
accompany this video set.

I’m offering a set of patterns for the pouch that I completed
during the making of this video as well as an accompanying booklet, “Notes on Recreating the Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch,”
This two-piece companion set is priced at $24, plus $8 shipping.
If you already have the DVD, you’ll want the pattern and companion booklet. Order yours today!

Order DVD set, booklet & Pattern for just $49.95 Plus $8 shipping
directly from me. You can either PM me or email me: kenscottart@att.net.
PayPal is accepted.

I also have an additional PATTERN SET #2. It contains 3 new patterns...Heart shaped pouch, Kidney shaped pouch & a "D" shaped pouch. It is priced at $30.
PayPal is accepted. Emai me at kenscotart@qatt.net to order.
All order plus $7 shipping, handling & insurance.

"Recreating The Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch" DVD set.
Ken is a natural born educator and the most sought after name in the field. I yearly take Ken's classes at Connor Prairie in Indianapolis, and his main goal is for each person to succeed.The personal touch that he gives is second to none. So gets your hands on these videos, and create your own hunting pouch that is as individual as each of Ken's ....and do yourself a favor. Watch the videos. And sign up for Ken's classes. You'll be with and learn from the best!
Eddie Rector
Can-tu-kee hunting pouches

I watched the first disc today. Fantastic! I already can think of three or four things I am going to change in my next pouch.
Also - you are very good teacher. You present the information in a linear manner in that you don't jump around from tip to tip.
You give one instruction or statement - then follow up with an example or demonstration, and each step builds upon the previous step.
Another point I want to make is that the DVD is a very good value. There are no other sources of information such as your DVD. There is no substitute for actually seeing the steps "in action".
Looking forward to finishing the second disc in the next couple days.
I hope you make a lot of sales- you did a really great job!
Jim Kern

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pennsylvania German Hunting Pouch

This Pennsylvania German hunting pouch
is scaled down to not be as large as normal
Germanic Hunting pouches or Germanic game bags.
Accessorized with an Art DeCamp horn.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hunting pouch Workshops


Just completed a great workshop. 
Here are photos of the participants with their pouches.
Kenny Nichols, George Carpenter, Patrick Threvenow and Jim Kern.
Good group.
They did some good work during this 2 1/2 day workshop/

Also had one day workshop 
on how to make a hunting pouch from an old boot. 
Here are two pouches created in the workshop.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fowler Pouch with Floral Flap Design

Ken Scott
Oversized Hunting pouch.
Leaf/floral design on Flap. 
11”W x 8.5” D
Handsewn. Handforged iron buckle on adjustable strap. 
Small tool/flint pocket inside as well as
a larger pocket divider. Fringed welts.

Close up of flap showing floral designs
 that has been "poker etched" 
along with cutout of floral buds. Note leather stitching on the stems.


Squirrel Hide Flapped Smooth Rifle pouch

Ken Scott
Southern Fowler Hunting pouch.
Squirrel Hair Flap. 
Original Horn
10”W x 8.5” D
Handsewn. Handforged iron buckle on adjustable strap.
Tool Pocket on front of bellows.
Small tool/flint pocker inside as well as a larger pocket divider. 
Fringed welts.

Front of pouch with original horn

Pouch front without horn

Close up of Fox Squirrel Flap

Inside of pouch showing what I call Indigo plantation cloth

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hunting Pouch by Ken Scott for Hershel House

Here are some photos of a pouch that I recently made and gave to Hershel.
He had asked me to make one for him some time back.
He gave me the horn to put on it.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Revenant Pouch

 I made this pouch for the movie, 
The Revenant"

Captain Henry, wearing what appears to be my pouch 
in the movie, The Revenant. 
© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.ion.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Artists' Studio

It's not just a collection of things, 
but a narrative.
Each piece commenting on another in a little dance.
 Everything has it's own story.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ken Scott pouch

One of my pouches photographed at the 
Contemporary Longrifle Association
 meeting in Lexington, Ky.
Note small star stamping around flap edge.
Strap is woven linen and wool.
In the collection of Bill Ruggie.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Braintanned Pouch with Ouillwork

Braintanned pouch. 
Another joint effort.
 I made the pouch, 
friend, Shawn Webster, did the quillwork.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

More Ken Scott Workshop Student Wins at Dixons!!!

For the second year in a row, 
These three have walked off with robins from Dixon's.
Chuck won again with bag, Jim won undecorated horn and horn and bag
and Karen won with bag. 

Three of my pouch making students won ribbons at Dixons.
Chuck Brownewell won with a belt pouch.
Karen pease won a ribbon a pouch she made.
Jim Pease won with a nice bag and horn.
these three took my
""Recreating the Kentucky rifle Hunting Pouch" workshop
 at Conner Prairie.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hunting Pouch Workshop

Great time at the recent Conner Prairie Arms Maker Workshop. 
These are the Participants along with their finished pouches
in the 
"Recereating the Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch"class.

Art decamp also taught Several Horn workshops.
This photos show the finished work 
from the horn class & the Hunting Pouch class.

I also taught workshop on How to make a Hunting Pouch out of a boot
as well as
Pennsylvania German Design Elements/Fraktur

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Art Imitating Life---Frontier Life

There is a wonderful article about Friday night's art show
that Ron Vail and I are having in Indianapolis. 
Check it out on BLUE SKY WINDOW.
(Me on the left, Ron on the right.)